Bart is a 1978 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School in Osgood, Indiana, and a 1982 graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of .Science Degree in Agriculture Economics. He has been a commercial lender since 1983. Bart is Board Member of Napoleon Community Water Corporation and a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon. He is married to Elaine they have three daughters and four grandchildren. Bart enjoys spending time with family and helping on the family farm to raise corn, soybeans, wheat, and hogs.