A little intro to… the Hey Dude Dad

Updated: Aug 14, 2019

HEY! Everyone. Welcome.

The name’s Andrew (A-N-D-R-E-W). Nice to meet you. And welcome to my little space of real estate on the interwebs. It’s going to be quite the ride over here so I hope you stick around for the long haul to learn about me, with me, from me, etc, etc.

So let’s get to it. I’m a 26 year old goof of a husband and dad that likes holding hands and long walks on the beach at sunset…. If I was still living in California. Which I am not. (Maybe again one day *fingers crossed*)

But, in the meantime, Welcome to Utah! Where I reside with my little family living life in the most average, just like everyone else, way. But there’s a little twist and a couple curveballs. My son Eli (almost a year old now!) is a congenital heart disease survivor and my wife, Melanie, is the most amazing (and patient) wife in the world. My wife studied early child and special education in college and loves to work with disabled children to help them learn and live life to the fullest. She also is an amazing crafter of baby things. And so, she married me! A super exciting data/financial analyst… But hey… I like numbers and logic. So there you go.

As for the more interesting side of me: I like hockey (goalie), soccer (goalie), surfing, and ripsticking (1-2 concussions… Can’t remember), and photography (<– no concussions here).

So with all of these fun things, why am I here you ask? No, it’s not because I lost too many brain cells getting shot with pucks and was crazy enough to start a blog… I want to be a better dad. I want to be a better husband. I want to be real.


That’s about it.

I’m tired of seeing fake things/people floating around, I want to be real, and I want to learn. I’m not the best writer in the world; but, I learn best when my thoughts are on paper and when thrown into the fire.

So thanks for stopping by and let’s enjoy the ride of life! Hopefully I can learn something from all of you as well!

P.S. For those of you wondering about the name “The Hey Dude Dad”… it’s quite the short story. It comes from my Dad Life Instagram stories… so check them out on my Instagram account!

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