Andy, a 1973 graduate of Brooklyn High School, attended Cleveland State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business. Upon graduation he worked for the Ohio Department of Taxation from 1977 to 2008.
Andy is a Board Member of the United Latvian Church and treasurer of the United Latvian Church of America. Andy serves as treasurer for the Friends of the Brooklyn Library and a member of the Brooklyn Historical Society. While on Brooklyn City Council in 2014 and 2015 he served on the Finance Committee, was School Board Liaison, and was also chair of the Public Works Committee where he developed a 5-year residential street revitalization plan resulting in 11% savings in tax dollars.
Andy is the Director of Keep Brooklyn Beautiful and is currently involved with the Fall Festival Committee, Safe Routes to School Committee, Superintendent's Advisory Council, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and Volunteer for Campus Life.