Andy Keith has been a resident of Minnesota's North Shore for over 40 years. He was first drawn to the area's wild playground as a young man. He has canoed extensively throughout The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and also kayaked many of the shores and islands of Lake Superior in addition to hiking much of the Superior Hiking Trail. While not playing in the great out-of-doors, Andy works as a carpenter, building homes and an assortment of small projects in the area. He has experience in both framing and finishing. In addition to his carpentry, he works as a part-time substitute teacher.