Art is a 4th generation settler in Treaty One seeking Mino-Bimaadiziwin: the good life. He brings over two decades of experience in community development, working with marginalized and vulnerable people, and community-based organizations.

He excels working with people on-the-ground, on social innovation, policy development, and in organizational governance. In addition to his work as a Jedi Knight, he brings expertise in social enterprise and social procurement. Art holds a Master of Public Administration and has an applied research background in mental health and homelessness, planning for aging populations, housing, urban and environmental policy.

In 2022, Art joined the Executive Committee as Vice-President, and the Planning Committee as Co-Chair.