Andrew has a degree in Forestry and Natural Resources Management from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo with over 12 years of experience in GIS, project design, budget management, permitting, grant writing, implementation oversight, and sundry field data collection roles. In his time at the RCD he has managed broad ranging projects including soil health improvement, erosion control, agricultural water use, fire and wildland fuel management, stream restoration, fisheries habitat production, weed management, carbon farm planning and more. He currently serves as the co-chair of the SLO Weed Management Area, represents the RCD on the board of directors of the SLO Firesafe Council, and is a member of the Joint Forestry Subcommittee for the California Association of RCDs. Andrew is an ISA Licensed Arborist and contributor to the local public radio station. His flexibility and resourcefulness make him an asset to the RCD. In their free time Andrew and his wife can be found surfing on the central coast, rock climbing in the Sierra's, or more realistically these days hanging out with their baby in the garden.