Originally from Colorado, Andrew has lived in Oregon for a total of eight years, in addition to time living abroad (primarily in Melbourne, Australia). First connecting with Store to Door through Hands On Portland, Andrew joins the Store to Door team with a PhD in Media and Communication from the University of Oregon, where he also co-taught and wrote courses and curriculum centered around food politics. Andrew has also worked in arts management roles with several film festivals over the past three years, assisting with grant writing, programming, and communications.
Initially drawn to Store to Door’s program work, Andrew grew up on government food assistance and began volunteering with senior home visitations and soup kitchen meal preparation as a teenager. “These experiences had a big impact on me and helped shape what I consider a lifelong investment in food justice,” says Andrew. “I feel aligned with and excited about contributing to Store to Door’s mission to foster nourishment, connection, and dignity to homebound community members.”
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Andrew has become a house plant enthusiast and improved his cooking skills (“The NYT Cooking App has been a game changer!”). Additionally, he enjoys hiking, and attending live art performances and film festivals.
We are extremely excited to welcome Andrew to the Store to Door team—his broad and extremely relevant professional background, in addition to his personal connection to our mission, are a wonderful fit with the vital work that Store to Door does supporting homebound members of our community. We hope you will help us welcome Andrew to the Store to Door community!