A native of Elmira, New York, Andy graduated from Gates-Chili High School in 1968, received a B. A. from the University of Rochester in 1972, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1975 and a Masters of Law in Taxation from Boston University School of Law in 1976. Andy was admitted to the New York Bar in 1976 and has practiced in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, income tax planning and Medicaid planning for 40 years.
Andy is a member of Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester. He is proudest of his involvement with the church’s Dining and Caring Center, which, in 2015, served over 36000 meals to those in need. He has been Chair of the Board on two occasions since the center’s founding in 1995. As well, he has served on the church’s board of trustees and was chair of the church’s outreach committee, which coordinates the church’s many community outreach programs.
Andy is past Treasurer of Hope Hall, a private school for children who learn differently. Because of his experience as a high school exchange student to Finland, Andy has served as member of the board of the Association for Teen-age Diplomats (ATAD), which facilitates high school exchanges with Rochester’s Sister Cities, for thirty-nine years.
Andy is married to Margaret A. Scott, a retired United Methodist pastor. They have two children, Jessica, who lives in New York City, and Ben, who resides in Rochester. They are also American parents to Pasha, from Russia, and Eryk, from Poland and American grandparents to Christopher, Ava and Nellia. Andy enjoys playing bridge, reading, gardening, genealogy and traveling with his family.