Andrew J Brandt was born in Vernon, TX to an entrepreneurial father and mother. His grandmother worked at the local library and he spent an inordinate amount of time with his nose buried in a book. He has happy memories of running through Star Wars books at a rate of nearly two per week.
In high-school, he was fired from his first job (don't ask why), and worked as a janitor at a funeral home. Even in One Act Play, studying scripts and character lines, the written word was always a fascination.
For college, he headed to Canyon, TX to attend West Texas A&M. After failing 15 hours of pre-law and determining a career in law was not for him, Andrew studied Latin American history and technical communications, eventually graduating with a degree in General Studies.
After working as a project engineer for a construction company for three years after college, he quit his job and started his computer repair business out of the garage. He has been self-employed ever since.