Andy is a multidimensional educator and leader with over 14 years of experience in independent schools and athletic academies. He has a deep understanding of the development of young people with proven capacity to connect with, motivate and inspire teens. Andy specializes in science education, social emotional learning, and experiential education. We connected with Andy and piloted a TSX youth experience with him in June 2021, and instantly hit it off with a shared vision on the importance of developing our next generation of environmental stewards. Andy combined his experience as an educator with his passion for backpacking and the outdoors to help create the curriculum that powers our NextGen experiences.
Andy’s professional experience includes teaching high school classes such as Biology (14 years), Chemistry (13 years), and AP Environmental Sciences (4 years) at Tahoe area academies including Sugar Bowl and Tahoe Expedition. He is also the founder of Truckee Education Group and volunteer Board President with Headwaters Science Institute. Outside of work Andy is a dad, and an outdoor enthusiast with great passion for landscape photography, fly fishing and herding dogs. Andy will be the lead instructor on our two summer 2022 educational experiences.
Andy holds a M.S. degree in Zoology from Washington State University, and received his B.S. in Biology, Ecology and Evolution from SUNY Buffalo.