Andrew is a strength coach and nutritionist in the South Burlington, Vermont area. Andrew has worked with John closely for several years and knows the ins and outs of the Mountain Dog philosophy and is an integral part of the team.
I always had an interest in improving your body. My parents tell me stories about how as a youngster, I was adamant about waking up early before school to go running around our house and do my daily pushups and sit ups. I was a three sport athlete all throughout high school, which continued into a couple of years of college football. I found that while I liked the sports, it was the preparation in the weight room that I enjoyed the most. Now where I live, bodybuilding had no scene back in the early 2000’s. I was lucky enough to make friends with the one guy in our area that competed. He helped me through my first prep where I over dieted hard to an emaciated 188 pounds (at 6’2). I competed in several shows over the next year and was hooked. The only problem was, I didn’t look that good. I decided then that I wouldn’t step onstage again until I was a legitimate Heavyweight. I dedicated my school studies to nutrition and read everything I could about training, nutrition and bodybuilding in general. I absorbed everything I could from top prep coaches books, the online forums and individual practice. I started helping others get ready for competition in 2007 mainly because I was the only guy they had known who had competed before. I was actually really honored that they had asked me. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to learn from some of the best minds in the sport including Coach John Meadows and have a prep business that is very rewarding today. Now, I split my time between one-on-one clients (mostly non competitors) and online clients who are looking to get into the best shape of their life either on stage or not. I enjoy what I do, including my work with the Mountain Dog Team and wouldn’t change it for anything in the world.
Credentials and Degrees:
- B.S Dietetics, UVM 2006
- B.S. Nutrition and Food Science, UVM 2006
- NSCA CSCS, 2009
- ISSA Certified PT, 2004
- 2004 NABF Open Light Heavyweight 2nd place, Novice 2nd place
- 2005 NPC Vermont Championship- 1st place Light Heavyweight
- 2014 NPC Vermont Championship- 1st place Heavyweight
- 2015 NPC Vermont Championship- 1st place Super Heavyweight
- 2015 NPC Jay Cutler Classic- 1st place Super Heavyweight
- 2015 NPC Junior Nationals- 3rd place Super Heavyweight