Andie was raised in Tucson, Arizona and studied at Northern Arizona University and the American University in Bulgaria. After working as a white water raft guide in Montana and crewing on river trips through the Grand Canyon, Andie sought out a profession where she could put her outdoor skills to use in a way that could provide more than short lived adventures. She found that working with adolescents as a Field Instructor for Second Nature where she has been part of the team since January 2011.

In August of 2013 Andie transitioned from the field to the office where she currently serves as Outreach Coordinator and Academic Director. She is a mentor level staff, a licensed wilderness first responder and certified trainer in crisis intervention. In Second Nature, Andie has found a place where she can use nature as a catalyst for growth and enjoys witnessing the successes achieved by the team collectively and she is proud to be part of that team. She is assisted by her pint-sized and enormously popular Schnauzer, Sydney.