Bart Demeter is a childhood-trauma survivor and uses his experiences to help others avoid the many pitfalls that trauma survivors encounter. As such, he is most passionate about growing people into the best version of themselves. In 2004, Bart transitioned from business owner to teacher and professor. In his pursuits, he earned a Masters in English specializing in Composition, Rhetoric, and Linguistics from Marshall University. He furthered his interests in social justice with a Juris doctorate, in 2011 from Western Michigan Cooley Law School. Working in higher education as an instructor and later as a college dean, Bart also earned a certificate in Urban Education from Davenport University.
Currently, Bart is the director of CASA of Oceana County where he looks to grow the program so that it fully serves rural communities in and around the Michigan Lakeshore. His work in trauma and urban schools helps inform his actions and service. Bart believes in the laws of attraction and process, as well as the skills of servant leadership. Through his education and experience it is his goal to serve the people of the Oceana County and the Michigan Lakeshore area.