Andy has been associated with Foundation Financial Advisors since its inception in 1997, providing tax preparation and accounting services to individuals and small companies on a limited basis. As this area of our business has grown throughout the years, and the need for a consultative function to tax preparation has become more and more evident, Andy agreed to join our company on a full-time basis, effective January 1, 2013, to head our tax team.
Andy graduated from the University of Rochester with a dual BA degree in psychology and political science. During his senior year, he caught the “accounting bug” after taking a couple of accounting and business classes and went on to earn an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in accounting and finance. After moving to Maryland, Andy worked for a couple of public accounting firms, where he acquired a solid foundation in tax preparation and planning. In 1981, he became a Certified Public Accountant.
Combining his passion for working with people and a strong desire to give back to the community, Andy left public accounting and embarked upon a career in the nonprofit sector. He has worked with both local and national organizations, including the Johns Hopkins University, Epilepsy Foundation, Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation, and most recently as the CFO of the Helping Up Mission in Baltimore.
Andy lives in the Charles Village neighborhood of Baltimore City, where he has hopes of one day restoring his 100-year-old row house. He is an avid, lifelong tennis player and enjoys playing and listening to music, cooking, and rehabbing (endlessly) his house. Andy has two children who have left the nest to pursue their own careers in New York City.