Working in the family's tree nursery 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 - his 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" 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 buisness but was persuaded to return to the Klondike for one last try. Since then he's found more success with the Hoffman's helping them to pull in over 4000oz of gold.
This season Andy's joining the rest of the Hoffman crew in Oregon for the chance to pull in big gold on their home turf.