A long time supporter of the literary arts in and around Davis, Dr. Andy created the Arts Advocacy Award Program in 2010 and has been chair of the Davis Cultural Action Committee since 2009. He supports poets through his lifetime membership with the Sacramento Poetry Center, his coordination of the Poetry Night Reading Series in the city of Davis, and his work as producer and host of KDVS radio show “Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour” since 2000. Andy has been a faculty advisor to The Voice: The Undergraduate Health and Medicine Journal at UC Davis, Nameless Magazine: The Official Literary Journal of the UC Davis English Department, and the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble. In 2002, Andy wrote and directed Ephemera: A Play in Three Acts, leading a group of undergraduate actors and performers. He is a poet, playwright, and voice-over artist.
In 2014, Dr. Andy was named a “Cultural Icon of the City of Davis,” and his life-size portrait was painted on the wall of the City of Davis Art Garage. He has taught “Writing Across Media” for Cinema and Technocultural Studies since 2005, “Writing in Fine Arts” for the University Writing Program since 2011, and “The Cultural Offerings of the City of Davis: A First-Year Seminar” since 2010.
Dr. Andy uses profits from his social media marketing and web design firm, Eager Mondays, LLC, to support arts organizations, the Smith-Lemli-Opitz Foundation, and other charities and non-profit organizations. Eager Mondays profits also fund “Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour” and “The Poetry Night Reading Series.”