Andrew’s father served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years. Needless to say he moved around quite a bit. Andrew more or less settled down in The Northern Virginia area toward his latter school years. Having attended three different high schools, Andrew still found a way to start his life long journey of service to others. Andrew began volunteer tutoring his sophomore of high school. Upon receiving an athletic scholarship to Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV he again found his way to helping others.
Perhaps it was fate, but Wheeling Jesuit University prided itself on creating an environment for students to become individuals who desired to serve others and this was right up his alley. When Andrew wasn’t practicing in the gym for hours or studying, he was volunteering with at risk youth in the local detention center. This is where his passion to become a psychotherapist began.
After four years and a ton of great memories Andrew headed to West Virginia University to pursue his graduate studies in Rehabilitation Counseling in Morgantown, WV. Again he was fortunate enough that his hard work had paid off and he was awarded an academic scholarship. During his grad studies he continued to seek out opportunities to help others by way of tutoring undergraduates in a variety of topics.
Upon receiving his M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling, he was hired at a behavioral health center in Washington, Pa as a psychotherapist. Before making a drastic career change, Andrew was the head clinician for the Sex Offender Treatment and Anger Management programs for three years. But the universe had other plans.
In 2010, Department of Homeland Security hired Andrew and in 2014 he started his real estate investment company. To date he still works for DHS and his real estate investment business continues to flourish.
Andrew continues his commitment to serving his community and other under privileged communities. He has teamed up with a local church to help build homes and waterways in San Salvador, El Salvador in 2011 and 2013. He has volunteered his time to coach local basketball teams among the many other mentoring roles he’s undertaken. All these current and past endeavors have helped him be a productive member on the board of LEAP in which he joined in 2017.