HOMETOWN: Gresham, OR
After working in the his family's tree nursery for 22 years, Andy is no stranger to working long hours outdoors and running a variety of heavy equipment. Andy was taught the value of honesty and hard work from a young age. His sheer determination allows him to work long hours with very little sleep - an amazing feat for a miner but one that can sometimes put him at risk.
Andy believes Gold Rush is an "awesome, life changing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" and joined Hoffman team in Series 3, hoping to find an alternative income to support his wife and their two children. Andy believes, "Men should be real men, should quit making excuses, and should stand by their commitments to their wife and children and work hard to provide for them financially."
After a disastrous season in the jungle in season four, Andy returned to work in the tree nursery but was persuaded to return to the Klondike last season. Andy was a key part of the Hoffman's success in season five and he's hoping to repeat that this year.
When not working, Andy is an avid outdoorsman and loves hunting.