Andrew joined Colorado Open Lands after spending 5 years working and studying in the redwood forests on the north coast of California. There, he received his M.S. in Natural Resources from Humboldt State University, concentrating on forest and fire ecology. Following graduate school, he worked in Redwood National and State Parks, leading collaborative restoration projects and working with local communities to advance land stewardship, forest restoration, and the use of prescribed fire.
Andrew grew up in the foothills and ponderosa forests in the Front Range of Colorado, gaining a passion for conservation at an early age. At the University of Colorado, Andrew initially studied journalism, and eventually completed degrees in Environmental Studies, History, and Geography. He often ventures out into the mountains, deserts and forests, and continues to share the story of conservation in the West through his photography. As a Stewardship Specialist, Andrew is excited to continue building collaboration to protect and conserve our beautiful landscapes and precious resources.