Andy is a third generation miner born and raised in West Virginia. Andy works alongside his son Andrew, Jr. hoping to teach him the ropes before he retires. As the anchor of the Day Shift and commanding great respect from his co-workers, everyone refers to Andy is one of the best continuous miners in the state. Incredibly close to his son Andrew, he is glad that he’s following in his footsteps. When Andy was a young miner, he had a mentor that took him under his wing and believed in him and he hopes to do the same for his son.