Born July 9, 1945 in Highland Park, Ill...His
family moved to Concord, California in the very early 1950s
and he now calls Concord his hometown of record although he
has lived in the Los Angeles area for the past 20 plus years.
Artis spent 10 years in the US Army as an Airborne Medic
serving with various units of the 82nd Airborne Division.
He saw combat in the Dominican Republic and Vietnam and was
decorated for Valor and Wounds received in Action.
His commercial career after leaving the military has included
Real Estate Sales, Mortgage Banking and Television and Film
He has received numerous citations, accolades and awards
for his more than 35 years of humanitarian efforts, including
an Honorary, Ph.D., and Knighthoods in the following organizations,
A Self-styled Non-Catholic Order of the Knights of Malta (Russia
1993), The OSMTH Templar Knights (US 1999), The Knights of
Rizal (Philippines 2005), The Order of St Mary of Zion (Ethiopia
2005) The Order of Saint Gregory the Great (The Vatican 2005)
He continues to serve as Chairman and CEO of Knightsbridge
International on a full-time basis. He and Dr Sir James Laws
formed Knightsbridge International in 1995 after their first
relief mission together. That first mission was to Rwanda
during the Genocide...