Grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He studied black and white photography and went on to get a B.A. and treaching ccredential from Cal State East Bay. Along the journey, he had opportunities to travel to various parts of the world. In the early 80's, he returned to school and received a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy at Notre Dame De Namur University. Andrew worked as a clinical art therapist for many years in a very rich and challenging setting, as well as being a Tour Director in the Napa-Sonoma Valley.