Andy is a third generation Montanan whose family has always been involved in servicing the agriculture industry. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University in Land Resource Sciences, with an emphasis in Land Resources Analysis and Management as well as a minor in Soil Science. After college he went to work for Norman C. Wheeler & Associates where he received his appraisal mentorship and training. While working for Norman C. Wheeler & Associates, he developed an extensive GIS mapping system which provides sophisticated mapping capability to the valuation and appraisal of rural property, which he continues to develop today. In 2005, Andy received his license as a Montana Certified General Appraiser. In 2008 he pursued and received the professional designation as an Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) through the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). This designation exceeds the requirements in experience and education for state certification. He is one of only 21 ARA’s active in Montana.