Art is originally from North Carolina and grew up mostly in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. After graduating from Virginia Tech, he earned a master’s degree from the University of Richmond. He moved to the Wood River Valley with his family after a six-year stint in Atlanta working for the Olympics and Turner Broadcasting. For the past 25+ years, Art has worked in Special Event and Sports Production on a myriad of projects. In 2015 he started his own Event Production consultancy and currently owns and operates the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival.
Art was extremely fortunate to marry Heather Flood, who grew up ski racing in Sun Valley. It was her deep ties to the Wood River Valley that lead them to settle here in 2003. They have three children, all of them having attended the Sage School through the years, including his daughter Laura who is a current student. Art also served on the Pioneer Montessori School board for nine years.