All through school, Andrew was interested in both medicine and art. He decided going into medicine was the more sensible option because it would please his parents. He was working as an orderly when he got in a terrible car accident and had a near-death experience. After his recovery, he reevaluated his life and realized that art was his true passion. A professor recommended that he combine his love of science and art and become a conservator. He is now hailed as one of the best, if not the best, conservators in the U.S. He has treated the Liberty Bell and the inkwell from signing of the Declaration of Independence. After his near-death experience, says the most important thing is spending your time well, doing what makes you happy.