Andrew grew up in the mountains of Northern Arizona, which is at least partly to blame for his life-long love of rugged landscapes, adventure, and all things wondrous. His adolescence came to an abrupt end in the mid 90s when he accidentally joined the Army after stumbling into a recruiting station he had mistaken for a travel agency giving out free tickets to see the world. This wasn't entirely inaccurate; however, there were some nuances that rendered the arrangement less than ideal. Nonetheless, Andrew gained a number of specialized skills and learned a great deal about the world and human nature. After a decade of service, he decided to try his hand at other things.
Andrew currently leads another life that he rarely talks about, and has led at least one previous life that he refuses to acknowledge at all. He enjoys playing classical guitar and being mysterious and intriguing.