Hello! I’m glad you’re here. I’m Andy. I’m a mom, an educator, an activist, a human, and a lover.
My background is in education. I’ve been teaching in 7-12 public schools for eight years and my M.A. degree is in Educational Leadership in Human Development. In my studies focused primarily on learning how and why our current culture does relationships the way they do- a bit of relationship anthropology!
It was during my master’s program that I found the tools for ‘successful’ polyamory and wanted to find a way to teach those tools to anyone in relationships.
Finding the non-monogamous lifestyle changed my life completely. Through many learning experiences, I’ve come to find non-monogamy to be a frame of mind, a practice of life -- principles in which to live your life, rather than a relationship structure.
I’m not perfect.
It has been through a great deal of practicing to clearly communicate what I need to the people in my life that I have been able to let go of past habits and live an ethical lifestyle. This practice has translated to the other aspects of my professional and personal lives, in the classroom, and into every interaction I have with anyone.
I believe everyone deserves to be working towards happy in all relationships in their lives. Whether these relationships are ones with friends, family members, co-workers, lovers, spouses, or children.
That’s what brought me to create The Growth Arc. I have seen firsthand the positive influence that relationship coaching can have, and has had in my own life. By having a space to be honest with yourself, you can start the (often difficult) journey to being honest with communicating your needs to others.
While practicing non-monogamy has helped me accomplish this most fully, I understand that isn’t the path for everyone. I also work with monogamous couples and individuals to help accomplish the same goals of education, honesty, and truth-seeking.