Andy is a native Oregonian who grew up in Hillsboro just outside the city limits. Agriculture has always been important to him, but a strong desire for science and art lead him to combine these three facets into a winemaking career. Andy graduated in 2003 with a degree in Food and Fermentation Science from Oregon State University and quickly got to work in the cellar. The 2008 harvest brought Andy to Wine By Joe as a Cellar Master transitioning to Assistant Winemaker in 2010. Andy and his wife Angie live in Forest Grove and although work has taken the lead in their lives, they find balance by traveling and spending time in the garden.