Growing up in a military family, Andrew moved every couple of years. During such a transient time, access to the outdoors was a constant source of joy and adventure. As a youngster he ran wild in the desert landscapes of Camp Pendleton, California, catfished the ponds near his Alabama home and helped his grandpa, Woodrow, pull in nets or dig up clams in the intercoastal waters outside of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Over the years, he continued to fish, become an avid shotgunner and hunt whitetail in Virginia. Andrew's interest in the outdoors, especially intrigue with the West and true backcountry, was reignited the summer before college, during a month spent backpacking the Wind River Range of Wyoming with the National Outdoor Leadership School. He went on to the University of South Carolina to pursue a degree in political science and criminal justice.
Feeling called to Big Sky Country, Andrew moved to Montana and accepted an internship with BHA. His excitement toward Western outdoorsmanship is trumped only by his passion for conservation. He strives to be a good steward of the public lands and water he feels blessed to make use of.