About Art

Art lived in Wichita Falls most of his life. He earned a BBA after high school and spent 30 years as an owner/operator of a successful ready-mix concrete operation. Art has been an ordained minister and former volunteer chaplain through Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He served several years, on the board of The Association of Disabled Citizens and the Boy Scouts of America (An Eagle Scout). Art also headed up the Family Preservation Program for the Wichita County Juvenile Department. Art utilizes a trauma-informed approach to therapy and is EMDR trained.

Art battled addiction, personally and within his own family, most of his life and with no exposure to AA or the 12 steps before landing in residential treatment. After rehabilitation, he resigned from Juvenile Probation and earned his MA in General Counseling. Art has worked in the recovery field ever since. “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. This is a calling for me and I am truly blessed to be a part of The Last Resort team.” Art enjoys outdoor activities, including water and snow sports. He is an active member of the AA community and has a zest for life that is apparent to all who know him.