Originally from Annapolis, MD, Andy grew up on the Chesapeake Bay enjoying sailing, sports and attending art classes for most of his childhood. A year after marrying, Lisa, originally from Dunwoody, the two returned to Atlanta locating in the MayFair/St. Clair neighborhood in what is now the City of Johns Creek. Home now for twenty three years they raised their twins, Amanda and Jeremy, both recent graduates of Centennial High School and current Sophomores at the University of Georgia. After a career in sales and marketing in the floral and home décor industries, Andy conceived of the business concept of Art & Beyond to return to his passion for visual arts with the intent of creating a center for visual arts for all ages close to home in the East Roswell off of Holcomb Bridge Road.