Andy graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Columbia College in 1979 and master’s degree from Lincoln University in Criminal Justice in 1981. He began his career with Probation & Parole in 1983 at the Moberly Correctional Center as an Institutional Parole Officer. In 1986, Andy transferred to the field office in Columbia, MO. In 1992, he went to work for Johnson County Community Corrections in Olathe, KS as an intensive supervision officer. In 1996, he returned to Probation & Parole, where he remained until he retired in August, 2015. As an officer, Andy has done electronic monitoring, intensive supervision, and Drug Court. He spent the majority of his career as a Probation & Parole Officer assigned to Drug Court in Boone County from 2002 to 2012. In 2012, he was promoted to Unit Supervisor and continued to work with Drug Court. In 2002, Andy became certified as a substance abuse counselor by receiving his CCJP. Andy is an active member of Missouri Association of Treatment Courts and is currently on the board and conference planning committee. Andy is also an active member of Offenders Offering Alternatives at the Jefferson Correctional Center. He is currently employed as a substance abuse counselor for the Federal Program at Reality House.
Andy has been married for 28 years and has two children and two dogs. His hobbies consist of riding his bike, hiking and remolding his home.