Andrew grew up in Muscle Shoals and attended Webster Elementary School, McBride Middle School, and Muscle Shoals High School, and graduated in 2004. By testing out of many credit hours, taking overloads, and enrolling in summer semesters, Andrew completed his 4-year Business Management degree at the University of North Alabama (UNA) in less than 2 years, finishing in July 2006.
Even at a young age, Andrew was always an entrepreneur. He started his first business in his parents’ porch at age 16 with his brother Matthew. In 2010 the business expanded to open a brick and mortar store. Infinity College Textbooks has now sold over 500,000 college textbooks on the Internet and currently employs 32 people.
His second business, Gold, Guns, and Guitars, Inc. opened in April 2015 and has 8 employees. This upscale pawnshop is located on Florence Boulevard and has sold 3,000 guns since its doors opened. Andrew also began buying rental real estate at age 19 and owns multiple rental properties, both commercial and residential.
As he is the son, grandson, great-grandson, and nephew of Baptist preachers, Andrew’s conservative upbringing helped shape his political philosophy. He began volunteering on political campaigns in 2009, and was elected to the Republican Executive Committee in 2010. Andrew was elected to the State Executive Committee in a July 2014 runoff and became a District Vice-Chairman in February 2015. In February 2017 he was elected as a Regional Vice-Chairman for the Alabama Republican Party. Andrew is the youngest non-auxiliary member of the Republican Steering Committee by almost 10 years. His region includes 13 counties in the 4th Congressional District and 5 counties in the 5th Congressional District. Although he has served in many positions within the Republican Party, Andrew has never run for public office before.
Andrew resides in Muscle Shoals where he and his wife, Hannah, recently built a home. The couple met on a bus in Rome, Italy in May 2016 while on a church history tour. By the end of the 17-day tour, they were already discussing marriage. Andrew proposed in October 2016 and they were married in Hannah’s home church in Greenville, SC on June 30th, 2017. Hannah is 25 years old, has a Master’s Degree in Communications, and taught special needs at Hidden Treasure Christian School in Taylors, SC before marrying Andrew and moving to Alabama. You can read more about Hannah here and more about the story of how they met here.
Andrew considers himself a Christian first, a Conservative second, and a Republican third.