Prior to being elected to the Council, Andrea served on Mayor Sly James’ transition team, chaired Mayor James’ Commission on Ethics Reform, and served on the most recent Charter Review Commission. She has also served on numerous other boards, including the Heartland Men’s Chorus, the Kansas City Chapter of the Missouri Eating Disorder Association, the Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund and the Jackson County Law Library. She is active in her church, Country Club Christian, where she is currently an Elder and has served on its Congregational Board, Board of Trustees, and various other committees.
Andrea is an attorney specializing in commercial real estate, land use and development. She has also previously represented Planning Commissions and Boards of Zoning Adjustment in the greater Kansas City area. Andrea has extensive experience representing clients before local governments and their agencies. Prior to entering private practice, she clerked on the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Hon. Patricia Breckenridge and the Hon. Harold Lowenstein. In 2017, she was awarded the Business Practitioner Award at the Women’s Justice Awards from Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly. She also previously owned a small business in Brookside.
Andrea received her B.S. in Political Science from Missouri State University and a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Kansas Bar, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.
Andrea lives in the Brookside area of Kansas City with her husband, Steve, her daughter, Ashley (a student at the University of Georgia), her son, Grant, and her two dogs, Fitz and Bo.