About Andy

Andy & Melinda (and Bentsen)

In all I do, I hope to help people get in touch with their most authentic selves, what I think is pure and good.

Here are three examples:

  • In 1994, I co-founded the Puget Sound Community School (PSCS), a unique middle & high school in Seattle, with Melinda Shaw, my wife.
  • In 2011, I launched Kind Living as a vehicle to promote the kindness content I’ve been creating since the 1990’s.
  • In 2012, I created an online activity called “The Secret Agent of Compassion” in support of the “The Compassion Games.”
I stepped down from PSCS in June, 2018 after 24 years, excited to find new opportunities that invigorate and energize me. I actively promote the idea that recognizing and contributing to ordinary acts of kindness is a key to achieving peace on earth.

I’ve conducted marriage ceremonies, as well as given talks, and facilitated workshops. If you think I can be of some service to you, please feel free to drop me a note.