Originally from Maine, André spent 30 years in Southern California before returning to Maine in 2014, where he has settled back in his hometown of Bangor, working for Northern Light Health, as Retirement Benefits Manager.

Before embarking on his career in Human Resources and Employee Benefits, André studied music performance at the University of Maine and the University of California in Irvine. André continues to be involved in music at his home church, Hammond Street Congregational Church, UCC (HSCC), in Bangor, as well as singing with the Black Bear Men’s Chorus and the Oratorio Society at the University of Maine in Orono.

André’s community involvement includes being a founding member and Membership Director with Men Alive, the Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus, being a Trustee at HSCC, and being a Board member with the Bridge Alliance, and with Casa Major (a nonprofit housing organization in California).

André has been a supporter of EQME since returning to Maine and has enjoyed attending many functions and events, often with Mark Doty, former EQME board member and senior pastor at HSCC. André has a Bachelor of University Studies degree from the University of Maine. He lives in Bangor with his cat, Fanta.