Andy has been fascinated (okay, obsessed) with learning about technical things since he was a kid. His boundless curiosity has led him to become involved in electrics, wireless, audio, projection, lighting, pyrotechnics, electronics, video, information technologies, control systems, AV, communications: indeed pretty much anything with a wire in it.
Since stumbling from performing into stage electrics at high school, he has worked at the intersection of technology and production for live performance and television for nearly five decades. Andy has had a variety of careers, beginning in lighting and production technologies and inevitably moving into researching, planning and managing productions and technical operations.
In the early days of the computer revolution Andy dived headlong into the world of IT as a developer, content creator, IT manager and consultant. He became an early adopter of such tools as CAD, and project management for technical production.
Andy has always been excited to communicate and share his love for science, technology, production and performance, so the last few decades have seen him teaching, consulting and writing about his passions.
As a technology journalist and magazine editor, Andy has contributed to print and digital publications around the globe. He was the founding editor of AV Asia Pacific Magazine, which he ran for 7½ years. His technical writing includes whitepapers, tutorials, training material, product manuals, web content and media releases across a huge range of technologies.
Andy’s teaching and training contributions include developing and running Australia’s only professional lighting course and conducting seminars, training courses and professional development across the entire span of his interests.
Through his lifelong participation and leadership in industry bodies and interest groups, Andy continues to encourage, train, develop and mentor future generations of industry participants and enthusiasts.