Andy is a lifelong boataholic and watersports junkie and has been self employed as a woodworker/builder for 4 decades.
Andy has been working with wood for 50+ years starting with a Soap Box Derby car and later a family project, Folbot kit, followed by Alaska cabin and outhouse construction, progressing through rough (and crude) carpentry, to finish carpentry and eventually cabinet making and custom joinery. Recently and most relevantly, more boatbuilding has provided ongoing challenge. He has been partly self-taught, mentored and inspired by many friends, family, and co-workers, as well as attending workshops by various well known artisans and craftsmen and women, and has attended the Woodenboat School in Brooklin, Maine. Andy has taught paddle making, canoe and kayak repair and paddle board building classes for TFS since 2013. In his spare time he likes to be on, or in, water, in all its many forms.