Art Wisehart has always been at the leading edge of new technologies in the architectural and energy fields. His professional career has always centered around bringing ideas to life. His design and architecture company Phoenix Rising has serviced both the commercial and residential industries in Chicago and Colorado. In 2018 he received the Acanthus Award for Excellence in Allied Arts and Craftsmanship for his work in residential design. As part of the Happy Buddha Hemp Team, he has designed and built Happy Buddha’s Hemps Spagyric extraction machine and manages the relationships with local businesses and farmers. He currently resides at his home, Wisehart Springs Inn. An iconic castle landmark in Paonia’s Valley.