Andrew spent ten summers through high school and undergrad forming concrete on farms all over Perth County. Other jobs that helped pay the bills along the way included grocery clerk, pizza cook, bartender and armoured car guard. He earned degrees in History (Honours) from Waterloo and Law from Western.
Andrew’s career as a lawyer began in the year 2000 and he spent the early years of his career in London and Toronto. He did mostly court work – civil, criminal and family. Over the last 15 years Andrew has narrowed his focus to business law, real estate, trusts & estates and business & farm succession. Andrew has built a very active land development practice having acted on subdivisions and condominium developments in Stratford, Mitchell, Lucan, Seaforth, Sebringville, Shakespeare, St. Mary’s and Port Elgin. Andrew is a Certified Agricultural Farm Advisor (CAFA) and also has a Trusts and Estate Planning (TEP) designation from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Andrew and his wife Jackie have two daughters. His pastimes are playing bass guitar, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling and fishing. Andrew has occasional delusions of being good at golf, but he is not. He is a past board member of the Stratford Perth Community Foundation, Stratford and Area Builders Association, the Stratford and District Chamber of Commerce and the Ritz Lutheran Villa. Andrew was the official counsel for the 2013 International Plowing Match held in Perth County.