Andy is a Pacific Northwest native. After serving in the U.S. Navy as a Damage Controlman 2nd Class, he obtained his degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. Andy enjoys the outdoors and likes to spend his free time trail running, walking his cat, SCUBA diving, PC games, and indoor succulent and cactus gardening. He earned a Humanitarian Service Award for his service as a first responder during Hurricane Katrina.