Andrew has been working for Outward Bound since 2008 (Intern, Instructor, Lead Instructor). He works predominately Youth Ventures (ages 14-16) Alpine Backpacking courses based out of the Leadville Mountain Center.
Andrew is a certified Wilderness First Responder, National Cave Rescue Commission Level 1, Leave No Trace Trainer, Swift Water Rescue Technician, Challenge Course Facilitator Level 1 and 2, American Mountain Gide Association Single Pitch Instructor
In the off season he works for Radford University as the Coordinator of Outdoor Programming.
Andrew is the third of four siblings in an U.S.A.F. family. They moved around a lot but his father eventually retired in Yorktown, Virginia, where Andrew now calls home. He grew up playing soccer and leading your average teenagers’ lifestyle. It was not until college that Andrew discovered his passion for education and outdoor leadership. He graduated from Radford University with a degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism and a Teaching License (PK – 6). Following graduation, he moved to Colorado where he worked for Outward Bound Wilderness as an intern and was immediately inspired by every bit of his Outward Bound experience. After his first summer at O.B., Andrew moved back home to Yorktown, Virginia where he pursued a job with a local police department. After a few years on watch, he decided the job did not fit his personal career goals. He missed working with students. Currently, Andrew is back at Radford University running the outdoor adventure program (RU Outdoors) and the University Climbing Wall while pursuing his M.S. in School Counseling and Student Affairs. He is consistently drawn back to O.B. each summer to instruct courses.