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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. In 2011, she found that working with adolescents as a Field Instructor for Second Nature.
In 2013 Andie transitioned from the field to the office where she currently serves as Academic Director. During her time as a field instructor, Andie developed a passion for helping students rediscover confidence and success in their academic abilities.
Working with teachers certified by the Utah State Office of Education, Andie helped to develop a one-of-a-kind academic program in which the wilderness is the classroom, and led Second Nature to achieve nationally recognized accreditation as a Private School.
Since her first day, Andie’s dedication to Second Nature has stemmed from her admiration and respect for the students. Her greatest joy is seeing their confidence and self-esteem return as they begin to realize how smart, capable, and talented they are.
Andie is assisted by her pint-sized and enormously popular Schnauzer, Jubilee.