Andy was born in Springfield, OH, and spent a good portion of his youth living in Russia. Despite the geographic distance of his childhood, Andy stayed loyal to his native soil and grew up a huge Reds and Xavier fan. He dreamed of one day living in Cincinnati. In 2014, he and his wife Nikki made it happen. They now live in the Mt. Adams neighborhood and opened LINGER, a flower studio based in Covington, KY.
After several years of globetrotting, the two are very happy with their new home. Andy talks fondly about his adopted home. “To my delight, I discovered a city that exceeded every expectation,” he says with an eager smile.
When asked to give three fun facts about himself, Andy responds, “I love basketball. I’m a Russian-English translator, and I’m obsessed with learning everything I possibly can about Cincinnati.”