Arturo was born in San Marcos, Oaxaca. He came from a humble and large family where he was the eldest of 9 children (5 boys and 4 girls). His family was always dedicated to agriculture, growing corn and beans and raising animals (cows and goats). As a small boy he would help his father with these activities.
Arturo came to the United States when he was very young to work in orange and nectarine orchards in Porterville, California. Later, he moved to Napa, where he worked picking grapes. Arturo made a major change by moving to Nevada where he worked for many years in Lake Tahoe where he worked at Harrahs Casino and a hotel.
In 2001 he decided to return to Napa because he always loved the country and the outdoor work. He started working for Long Meadow Ranch shortly thereafter. Arturo now lives at LMR Rutherford Gardens with his family where he is reports he "is very happy."