Andrew is a San Francisco native of Scandinavian descent. He began sailing his own boats on windy San Francisco Bay in 2000. Most recently, he was the co-captain of the Beneteau 38 Sea Fox which sailed down the Pacific coast to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He has also crewed aboard boats in the Med, Croatia, Scandinavia, the U.S. East Coast, and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. He holds a United States Coast Guard Mariners License.