Torrance, CA -- 1987. A 7 lb. 10 oz. baby boy was born to Robert and Norma. Allegedly unrelated to his birth, the U.S. stock market drops 22% five weeks later. The family moved to Oceanside from Torrance, CA.
Relocating to San Diego, the Schweizers' raised little Andrew on Earth, Wind, and Fire, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Boston, B.B. King, The Supremes, Genesis, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Michael Jackson, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, AC/DC, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, James Taylor, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Fourplay, Al Green, The Eagles, Muddy Waters, Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, The Dells, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Sly & the Family Stone, The Ohio Players, Herb Alpert, Chick Corea, Van Morrison, The Band, CCR, Otis Redding, Chubby Checker, Ben E. King, The Texas Tornadoes, Selena, Robert Cray, Nina Simone, Dionne Warwick, Charles Mingus, James Brown, and others.
Andrew started elementary school with perspicacity and a strong vocabulary, the benefit of being read a book on dinosaurs for years by his parents.
Middle school brought challenges, namely learning to navigate a confusing, fickle social structure. A gregarious youth, he learned much about hair gel, patterned shirts, and Mel Bay's Guitar Method, Vol. 1.
Sophomore year he joined his high school newspaper. He made friends and endlessly tortured his favorite teachers with his teenage contrarianism.
Point Loma Nazarene University's journalism program was too good to resist, so he made the pilgrimage a whole 22 minutes away from his home, where (ironically) his foray into independence began.
Andrew graduated college and made his way into the workforce, eager to realize his half-life-long aspiration of becoming a creative professional working in San Diego.
He got married, made two cute kids, and has a wonderful family and great friends. He spends most of his free time parenting, cooking, cleaning the kitchen, playing Scrabble, and making music.