Andy moved to Oregon to join AFRC as its field forester from Washington state, where he worked for six years in the woods of Lewis County. A native of Long Island, New York, Andy somehow discovered that a profession called “forestry” existed. He earned his B.S in forest management from Virginia Tech and since then has worked as a forester in various settings. He was first introduced to how timber management goes hand in hand with forest management while working for the Missouri Department of Conservation and then the Washington Department of Natural Resources. During that time, he also served as volunteer firefighter, EMT, and a senior services volunteer. Andy lives in Springfield with his wife and daughter who is being introduced to Oregon forests while riding on Andy’s back. When he is not in the woods or spending time with his family, Andy can usually be found creating strange pieces of artwork that he shows and (in rare occasions) sells in Eugene.