For over two decades, Andy has worked with partners to apply new, practical strategies, practices, and tools to achieve sustainability. It has meant forming coalitions to share knowledge and resources and apply joint strategies for tackling sustainability. This has meant applying a “landscape” view to help partners consider their purpose from a larger scale and apply new strategies and practices. It has required joint-research to simplify knowledge or create new knowledge so that a partner can tackle a challenge with new tools. Or it can require developing a new tool so that sustainability, once measured, can be better managed.
Andy’s work has been composed of collaborations with businesses, non-profits, universities, and government in forestry, agriculture, and the food industry — such as Cabot Creamery, Hancock, Maine Businesses for Sustainability, Massachusetts Food Association, Weyerhaeuser, the States of Maine, Michigan, Oregon and Vermont, and universities in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. He holds an MS in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine and a BA in Biology from Earlham College, which helps him use science and analytics to solve problems.