A Rock Hill native, Andy graduated from Presbyterian College in 1973 with a degree in History-Political Science. Andy has completed Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, successful ascents of Mt Rainier and Mt Hood, completion of the 77 mile Foothills Trail and numerous equally exciting adventures. After his retirement from banking in 2016, he completed the Winyah Bay Master Naturalist Course, the Master Wildlifer Course, Urban Forestry Certification, SC Adopt-A-Stream Certification for chemical and for macroinvertebrate stream monitoring, Wilderness First Aid and numerous advanced Master Naturalist courses throughout the state. In addition to the SCWF Board, he also serves on the board of Friends of the Reedy River.