Resides In

Toutle, Washington


Lower Columbia College


  • Andy has written for Investopedia since February 2021.
  • He attended Lower Columbia College.
  • His work has appeared in Lifewire, Seattle Backpackers Magazine, newspapers such as The Daily News, and his blog, Illuminations from the Attic.


Andy has been writing professionally since 2010 on a variety of topics, focusing on technology, consumer products, and the outdoors. He has experience testing and reviewing a wide range of tech from cameras and laptop computers to headphones and hiking gear. He is also a professional photographer and videographer and frequently uses those skills to help local environmental charity organizations. Andy is a regular contributor to and


Andy received an unorthodox education that allowed him to pursue an early career as a writer, photographer, and consumer technology expert. Andy honed his skills in writing and photography at Lower Columbia College.

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“If there’s ice cream in the car, go home” - Nancy Zahn