Originally from Kalamazoo, Andy has traveled near and far to gain experience in the marine industry. After spending a few years as a carpenter, he took a huge leap into an unknown career option and attended the International Yacht Restoration School. “All I knew was that I wanted to be on water, working with my hands” says Andy. Andy has since earned his ABYC Master Certification as a Marine Electrician.
Andy now lives in Boyne City with his girlfriend and their two cats. In his spare time, he enjoys all activities water related. Andy’s current home project is rebuilding and updating the safety features on his 1980-something sailboat. Once complete, he hopes to sail it on the Great Lakes.
Favorite Boyne Boat Yard Project – Integrating new electrical and electronic systems into well-loved boats. Troubleshooting complex electrical issues.
Favorite 16 Acre Fundamental – #1 Practice Continuous Improvement Every day, All Day. (There are always ways to improve ourselves, our projects, and our interactions with others).
Best Thing About Working at Boyne Boat Yard: The support I receive from co-workers across the 16 Acres.