Andy West is the Exploration Manager for Ambler Metals. He is originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he grew to love the outdoors and first became curious about geology. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Geology and History from Beloit College in Wisconsin and a Master's degree at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Andy spent many years at the Greens Creek Mine in Juneau, Alaska, until he became involved with the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in 2011.
Andy still resides in Juneau where he enjoys hiking, downhill skiing with his two boys and cross-country skiing with his two retrievers. He also loves being a hockey, soccer and tennis dad and taking overseas vacations with his wife Sandy and their boys.