About Andy

Melinda and Andy

My senior year in high school we were asked to list our life goals for publication in the school annual. I wrote, “To remain a defender of all that is pure and good. Let it lead me where it may.”

I was trying to be silly at the time, but it turns out to have been true. 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, a unique middle & high school in Seattle, with Melinda Shaw, my wife.
  • In 2011, Melinda and I co-founded 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’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.