Raised in a small town in Iowa attending public schools, Andy developed a diverse view of the world. The son of a painter and a factory worker he experienced first-hand the ups and downs that a middle-class working family can go through. He remembers the impact on the community when the manufacturing plants started to close, similar to when General Motors closed in Doraville. From a young age, he learned the value of being involved in his community, education, and financial responsibility.
Career and Civic Engagement
He has been a business owner and is now a Telecommunications and Information Technology professional and consultant. He is passionate about civic work. He works with TRIO/Upward Bound that provides mentoring and support to students of low income where both parents did not go to college. He is an alumnus of the 1996 National Student Leadership Congress in Washington DC and credits his involvement in Upward Bound with his own success. Through his continued involvement in the organization, he works to provide the students today with the same opportunities provided to him.
Since 2018 Andy has also served Doraville as its Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
A Love for Education
After graduating from Eddyville-Blakesburg High school he was the first person in his family to go to college. Andy attended Indian Hills Community College majoring in Business and Information Systems. He then went on to attend William Penn University which is a small liberal arts college founded by the Quakers.
Together, we will make the heart of Doraville beat more vibrantly, for everyone, for many years to come.