Andy Paluch is the Executive Director of Come Alive Outside, a nonprofit organization based in Rutland, Vermont. Andy holds a degree from the Ohio State University in Cultural Studies and after working with children in the United States, China and Taiwan for many years, he became passionate about the importance of getting people back outside and connected with nature. With his father and longtime industry consultant, Jim Paluch, as well as other leaders in the landscape profession, Andy helped to found Come Alive Outside as an organization in 2014. The organization now reaches over 20,000 with its programs each year, creating the opportunity for people to spend more time enjoying the full benefits of great outdoor spaces where they live, work and play. Andy is an avid fly fisherman, gardener and hiker in his free time.