The oldest of six, Arnold Viersen was born and raised in Barrhead, Alberta. He attended the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology from 2004 to 2008 and became a licensed automotive technician.
In 2013 he went to the University of the Fraser Valley and earned a business degree while continuing to work as a mechanic. After graduating he returned to Alberta where he started work as parts and services manager for Wizard Lake Marine. He and his wife have since moved back to Westlock County where they bought some land and he went back to working as an automotive technician.
Vierson was elected into Parliament in 2015, and is the Deputy Critic of Rural Affairs.
He is married with two children. His family enjoys spending time together in the outdoors taking part in many activities like hunting, snowmobiling and hiking.
Viersen is active in his church community and volunteers as a baseball coach in the country. He is also a member of the Barrhead Fish and Game Association. He is also active in the Association of Reformed Political Action (ARPA), a Christian group known for its opposition to gay-straight alliances in Alberta schools and abortion. The mission of ARPA is “ to educate, equip, and encourage Reformed Christians to political action and to bring a biblical perspective to our civil authorities.”