Meet Andrea! Originally a 315er from the Finger Lakes area, Andrea moved back to upstate NY 10 years ago from Colorado. She made the trek across the country with her trusty companion, Zowie, a 12 yr old toursie shell cat. Another round of cats and a recent move to Irondequoit had her moving in with 9 yr old American Staffordshire, Bailey. She has trained him to walk without pulling out her arm, using positive reinforcement and love. She has grown up with cats, dogs, fish, hamsters, and “lovely” snakes. Her philosophy with animals is the same with children – treat them with kindness and respect and expect the same back. Children and animals always rise to the occasion. How does she spend her off time? Exploring Rochester, New York and other places that will have her. In addition, Andrea is big on volunteering – Mentor at Compeer, Advisor to her sorority at RIT, and committee member for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.