Andy lives in Connecticut but was born in Brattleboro and grew up in southern Vermont and New Hampshire. He started hiking the Long Trail over 50 years ago with the Boy Scouts and some of his favorite childhood memories are from backpacking to and swimming in Stratton Pond. Now that he is retired from a career in financial services and management consulting, Andy plans to complete his first LT thru-hike in September 2021.
He enjoys snowshoeing and winter backpacking and loves introducing young people to the Long Trail. His oldest son, two grandsons, and several nephews have braved the elements on LT winter trips with him. He is grateful the Long Trail existed when he was growing up and hopes to help ensure the trail is protected and accessible for future generations.
Andy also serves as Board Chair for the non-profit JAARS, which exists to support the transportation, technology, and training needs of those who are working with minority language communities around the world.
He and his wife Holly love to hike, swim, and sea kayak at Acadia National Park and try to get there once a year.