Andrew grew up in San Diego before venturing off to the University of Notre Dame to study Philosophy, Theology, and Literature in a Great Books Program. Upon graduation, he taught high school as a Mercy Corps volunteer on the Navajo Reservation, and then returned to school to get a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Syracuse University. He worked as a Lecturer at Clemson University and an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lees-McRae College in beautiful Boone, NC.
While in Boone, he created the most ecologically progressive subdivision in the region and then went on to pursue an AMI Montessori Adolescent training. Since then, he has developed and run a Montessori Middle School program in Atlanta, served as the Director at Odyssey High School in Asheville, and orchestrated an innovative high school program called Aspire High.
Andrew's deeper purpose as a teacher/coach/mentor will always be to awaken the pursuit of a beautiful life in young adults. His best moments as a guide involve helping young people work through the issues that hold the keys to their development as stable, balanced, and fulfilled human beings.