Originally from Utah, Andrew moved to Pennsylvania in 2007 and shortly thereafter began receiving vocational training services at QUEST, Inc. Andrew’s desire for community employment led to a seasonal opportunity at Liberty Tax Services in 2009 but his true gifts and passions are musical entertainment. Andrew showed a natural aptitude for the piano at a very young age which was nurtured and supported by his mother Jan. Though Andrew does not read music he has an uncanny ability to hear a song and then play it from memory. He also composes his own songs and sings.
Andrew had performed on a volunteer basis at numerous care facilities in the Lebanon area but also expressed a desire to be a paid performer. Through the use of the discovery process the Staff at QUEST, Inc. began to find opportunities in the community for Andrew to showcase his musical talents. Early in the discovery process Andrew attended an open house at a newly opened recording studio which led to two recording sessions and the production of his first demo CD. With the help of a little networking and promotion from the QUEST staff, Andrew landed his first paid performance in December of 2010. His holiday performance at Columbia Cottage was a rousing success with Andrew gaining new fans, selling copies of his CD and being booked to perform there on a regular basis in 2011.
Andrew has since been asked to perform at other local venues as well. Presently, a professional production of his CD is in the works and Andrew has expressed a desire to branch out with his musical repertoire to begin performing for children as well.