HOMETOWN: Gresham, OR
Working in the family's tree nursery business for 22 years, Andy is no stranger to working long hours outdoors and running a variety of heavy equipment. Being raised in a Christian home he was taught the value of honesty and hard work from a young age -- this sheer determination means he can work long hours with very little sleep - an amazing feat for a miner but one that can sometimes put himself at risk.
Andy believes Gold Rush is an "awesome, life changing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" where he could combine his love of the outdoors and fulfill his dream of going to the Yukon. He's looking forward to working long, hard hours to provide for his family and experiencing the incredible scenery and hunting. 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."
When not working, Andy is an avid outdoorsman and loves hunting.