Art and Debra are born and raised 3rd generation Albertans.
Art has successfully led differentiated organizations in Energy, Agriculture and Technology. Trained as an engineer, Art held a number of senior executive positions in the oil patch, serving as Husky Oil's President and CEO of Husky Energy in 1984 - 1993. After leaving Husky, he spent two years as special advisor to Li Ka-Shing, Chairman of the Board of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., focusing on international investments. He founded Axia Netmedia in 1995 which successfully built and managed Next Generation fibre based networks in Canada, US, Europe and Asia. He also maintains active ties to his family's agricultural roots, as co-founder and Chairman of the board of the Sunterra Group of Companies.
Debra is an educator and passionate mother and grandmother to 3 children and 3 grandchildren- she has always put their needs over her own. Debra has also served as a leader on a number of Springbank school-based and community centric non-profit organizations. Together Art and Debra want to create a diverse and sustainable multigenerational community that converges internationally proven entrepreneurial expertise with a focus on family values.