Growing up and living in rural Wisconsin was both rewarding and challenging for following Andrew's passion of the arts. He was blessed with having a high school art teacher that was willing and able to encourage his artistic exploration at an early age of fifteen. Throughout adolescent years, Andrew observed and explored the world with 35mm film and continued pushing expression through the camera lens. He spent nearly eight years photographing a variety of subject matter, settling mainly on portraiture. During the early years of his undergraduate career at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, he became much closer to the medium of printmaking. After taking an introductory course with Printmaking Professor Joel Elgin, he began to challenge Andrew to explore the boundaries and crossovers between Intaglio printmaking and photogrpahy. Andrew spent a total of three years as an undergraduate and one year post-undergraduate working strictly in the printshop. Finishing his degree in 2011 he met the challenge of being a printmaker without a shop to work in. Spending one year auditing credits at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in order to sharpen and hone his skills, Andrew began to build a culminating and powerful body of work. After leaving the print-world in 2012, Andrew was thrust as an artist into a world without the confines and comforts of an established studio space. These years brought much strife and difficulty pushing his creativity away from printmaking back into photography and drawing. In 2014, Andrew returned to his alma-matter to teach a summer workshop alongside of his mentor Joel Elgin. Being amongst the students and shop again was the catalyst needed to fully emerge himself back into the world of printmaking. Graciously working as a volunteer shop aid, Andrew found a printshop once again to begin reestablishing himself in the world of printmaking. It was during this period as a volunteer his mentor influenced and pushed him to journey to a graduate program. Currently he resides at Colorado State University pursuing his Master's of Fine Art degree in Printmaking and is currently in his second year of three.