Art Christman, a resident of Valle Verde in Santa Barbara, Calif., has traveled the world as a naval officer, physicist, professor, operations researcher and scientific advisor.
But no matter where he roamed in his jobs for the U.S. Navy, various universities, or the Department of the Army, he always remained focused on helping others. He was the first ABHOW resident elected to the corporate board and has been a consistent donor to the ABHOW Foundation.
“A major part of my legacy will be four daughters and two sons. As a boy, my relatives were active in the church and instilled in me a love of God and the gift of giving. As a physics teacher, I maintained an open-door policy with the goal that every student understand and pass the course. Few of them failed. Throughout my career as an advisor, I was known for my integrity and had a reputation for providing conclusive analytic data on which important decisions could be made. Since moving to Valle Verde in 1988, it has been rewarding to me to be able to use my God-given analytic talent for the good of the residents.”