Andy grew up in southern Connecticut and moved with his family to Vermont in high school. He attended UVM as a freshman with a major in forestry, but after one year discovered woodworking.
After taking a course at The Shelburne Craft School in furniture design and construction, he found a job at a small shop in Duxbury that specialized in architectural woodworking. The shop specialized in making windows and doors. Since then his career has been in carpentry and woodworking. His latest job was with a company that built custom boardroom furniture where he was a woodworker and eventually became the supervisor for the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) department. His favorite woodworking project was building a birchbark canoe with the guidance of master canoe builder Henri Vaillancort of Greenville N.H.
Andy currently lives in Washington, Vermont where he and his wife Margaret raised their two daughters. He looks forward to mountain biking, hiking, and sailing in the warmer months and back country skiing and snowboarding in winter.