Born and raised in Arizona, Andrew began his study of music in the fourth grade, as a clarinetist in the school band.  In high school, he began studying the trombone under private instruction and performed in various high school orchestras, marching bands, and regional and state competitions.

Primarily a self-taught composer and orchestrator, Andrew scored his first film at the age of 20.  Soon afterwards, A local film and video producer took notice of Andrew's work and hired him to compose the opening theme for a local cable television series entitled How to Buy a Used Car. With limited access to the film scoring industry in Hollywood, Andrew created a demand for his services by advertising in a nationally-published filmmaker's magazine.  Numerous replies were received and Andrew ended up scoring several small films from all across the United States.

Andrew moved to Los Angeles, California in October of 1997 to pursue film scoring. In 1999, Andrew wrote music for a first-person shooter, developed by Activision Publishing, Inc.  In June of 2006, while studying film scoring at UCLA, he was presented with the Jerry Goldsmith / BMI Film Scoring Scholarship Award for his work on Four Scorpio Productions' Law of the Ninja. In September of the same year, Andrew won the UCLA podcast theme composition contest.

Andrew currently resides in the Los Angeles area and continues to work on various film projects and and is just as proficient working in his home studio as he is with a live orchestra.  Andrew is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).