Initially from Grand Prairie, Texas, Andrew spent most of his life in California. A gifted student and athlete, He graduated as a 6 time letterman and valedictorian from his high school in Rubidoux, CA and Cum Laude from Cal Poly Pomona as Drum Major and Scholar/Athlete in baseball and basketball. As a marketing and music major he was a Drum Major National Champion Trainer and Judge, Drum Major of the Cal Poly Bronco Band for all three years he attended there. He was also an Assistant Professor of Music at Cal Poly Pomona and a Master Teacher and Teacher Trainer for Cal State Dominguez Hills. At Lairon he works to make ELD students better adults and teaches Lairon's music classes.