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Andy Barreras

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

Born in a village in the badlands of Land of Enchantment, and after a couple of moves around the Southwest, we settled down here in the Old Pueblo. Living on the Southside of Tucson for the majority of my life I graduated from Sunnyside High School.

When people ask me what I do for a living, my response is, "I'm a dad to 4 beautiful girls!" Followed by, "Higher Ground is how I finance that!" I have been working with youth for over 30 years, as a camp counselor, youth coach, Sunday school teacher, church youth leader, community projects, and various other volunteering opportunities, including Higher Ground.