In Their Own Words

My work at OAEC:

My primary job at OAEC is executing IT projects throughout our land.Ā As the IT Manager, I do all the work to maintain and upgrade our computers and network system.

My background:

I am from Isle of Palms, an island right beside Charleston, South Carolina. My friends and I loved computer games, and we grew up spendingĀ  years building and tinkering with computers for fun. After school I worked at a fine dining restaurant for years and learned about high quality cooking. This led me to question where our food comes from, and in the beginning of 2007 I moved to Acorn Community. Acorn runs Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, an heirloom, organic seed company. I lived there for over 5 years where I learned about gardening and farming, and went on to become the orchard and poultry manager. In 2013, I moved to Sonoma County and became the manager at Foxhole Farms. After that I got the opportunity to become a resident at OAEC and began my work here.

What community means to me:


When my life is over, I want to be remembered for:

Virtuous action.


Andros in Utah

Andros in Utah

Why my work matters:

My work matters because I help to support and strengthen the systems at OAEC, from which our various programs progress.

My passions:

I’m passionate about music and the outdoors. I love going on adventures and traveling and meeting new people.

My favorite resiliency resource:

True Tao

The secret to life is to:

Change your perspective.