Art’s background includes serving as a Marine in Vietnam, playing college and semi-professional baseball, completing a degree in psychology, working as a talent scout in the entertainment industry, and owning a successful business for thirty years. As a counselor at Mercy Mental Health in San Diego, he worked with world-renowned ‘play’ researcher, Dr. Stuart Brown.
Art’s greatest joy has been raising his family and spending time with his diverse group of friends.
As a prolific blogger, his writing draws from his own observations on life and current events. Taking these subjects, he then applies knowledge from his achievements and experiences as a mental health counselor and successful entrepreneur to offer sage advice to readers.
Art currently lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Beverly, and their dog Sydney. He also has three grown-up children and five grandchildren.