Andrew began his career in landscape at the age of 9 by mowing lawns, raking leaves and maintaining neighborhood properties. He spent his high school years working for alandscape nursery and contracting firm, before attending the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, where he received his B.S. in Natural Resource Conservation and Management with an emphasis in agronomy. He then completed graduate studies, and conducted research in the soil physics department with a focus on water movement through soil systems. Following graduation, Andrew began working for Kauai Organic Farms, maintaining their irrigation system as well as many other tasks.
Upon moving to Ashland, Andrew spent several years implementing sustainable forestry and watershed care for Lomakatsi Restoration Project. Returning to landscaping in 2006, Andrew started J.A.M. Groundscape, a landscape contracting company. After 5 successful years, Andrew was inspired to recreate the business to better reflect his values and vision. And Banyan Tree Landscape Construction, LLC was born.
Andrew’s love for the natural beauty of the Earth inspires Banyan Tree’s emphasis on natural and organic methods of installation.