Capt. Andy was raised on Long Island's south shore. He received his Bachelors degree in Biology from Texas Christian University where he was elected the first president of the Catholic student organization. While in college, he volunteered his time assisting autistic children, and was a personal aide to a teen with muscular dystrophy. Following college, he volunteered for Peace Corps where he taught biology and health science to Malaysian high school students in their native language. After Peace Corps he traveled through Asia and Europe. During his travels he personally met Mother Theresa in Calcutta. Capt. Andy's career began as a pharmaceutical representative for a Fortune 500 corporation. He then continued his career in medical advertising before entering law school. He earned his law degree from CUNY Law School at Queens College, and is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut. After operating his law practice in Coram for almost 10 years, focusing in the areas of matrimonial and family law, he became a partner of the law firm of Sarisohn, Sarisohn, Carner, LeBow, Braun, Shiebler & Tarantino. He served as a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association Ethics Committee, as co-chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Committee, and as an Arbitrator for the Suffolk County District Court. In March 2004, he joined the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office Family Court Bureau representing Suffolk County in hundreds of child abuse and neglect cases. In 2006, he was elected to the Family Court and served as a Family Court Judge until 2013 when he was elevated to Acting Supreme Court Justice. He served on the Supreme Court Bench until he retired in December 2016. Capt. Andy's community involvement is extensive. He co-founded and was the first president of the Northeast Coram Civic Association. He served on the Boards of Longwood Alliance and the Affiliated Brookhaven Civic Organizations advocating community concerns. He served as President of the Middle Island Rotary, he was elected to the Longwood School District Board of Education, serving as vice-president and president. He volunteered time with students advocating educational issues in both Albany and Washington. He presented seminars at the National School Board Association and New York State School Board annual meetings, and the local Bar Association. The Captain still speaks at local schools for Career Day. Capt. Andy is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Master, and a Coast Guard approved instructor. His hobbies include being a private pilot and a certified SCUBA Dive Master.