Arthur Ratliff is a local historian, national explorer and world traveler. His last exhibits showcased photos from Myanmar, China and Ethiopia.

He has been an Outings leader for fifteen years with the Sierra Club. He is one of the most active volunteers in the Decatur community. Most recently he received the Decatur Hometown Hero and the Alma Fleetwood awards. He holds the designation of Lifetime Master Gardener.

He resides in Decatur, GA USA and has worked as a successful agent for State Farm Insurance for the past 25 years.