Andrew Scott was born in London. His mother was a Holocaust survivor from Berlin who lost 29 family members in Auschwitz. Andrew’s professional career includes work as a college instructor (University of London, San Francisco State University), as a public policy advocate, and non-profit administrator. In 2005, he retired after 13 years as Executive Director for the YMCA of San Francisco to pursue his second career as a working musician and sound engineer as owner of Studio 401, a commercial recording studio. He has two children, both professional musicians, and five grandchildren.