Hi, I’m andy

and I help people like you align their life, work, and values.

My childhood dream of playing in the NBA didn’t come true

…so I had to find other ways to share my gifts and passion in the world.

I spent my college summers working at camps and a national park, led communities for teens and young adults in churches after graduation and eventually went to seminary for a master’s in theology & pop-culture. I spent seven years helping people discern if they should go to seminary and started a nonprofit with friends to support the mission work we were part of in Haiti.

I started Align Coaching in 2016 after working with my mentor Jody Thone from The Center for Good Work. Jody helped me develop my process (and mission) of helping people align their life, work and values, and I am grateful for the ways she has helped me discover the great joy and deep honor of truly listening to a person’s story and guiding them to reclaim the direction of their life by using the wisdom and courage they already possess.

When I’m not doing my work that rarely feels like “work,” you can find me running, reading, camping, hiking, golfing, baking bread, visiting breweries, making cocktails (my hobby-business Laurel House Cocktails brings the cocktail bar experience into people’s homes with an educational twist), searching for the best burgers in town (president of the Twin Cities Burger Club) and cheering for my favorite teams: the Iowa Hawkeyes, Minnesota Timberwolves and Green Bay Packers!

“If it wasn’t for the support and accountability I received from Andy, I never would have thought as deeply about what I most value or need in my life.”


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