Andy Humber joined Autism Empowerment’s Board of Directors in October 2016. He was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum with Asperger’s Syndrome in late elementary school.
Andy is the current facilitator for Autism Empowerment’s monthly Adults on the Autism Spectrum Support Group meeting. He first came into contact with Autism Empowerment in September of 2015 and fell in love with what the nonprofit was doing for others and making a difference in the lives of others, and helping encourage others to keep going. Andy identifies very much with the difference, constantly working to help make a positive difference in someone’s life. If it’s the slightest word that he said that makes someone think, “I got this, I can keep going,” Andy knows he is doing his job.
Andy currently works for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation as a Parking Code Enforcement Officer. He is a Minister in Training at Celebration Tabernacle Church, very soon to graduating as a Minister of the Gospel. He also volunteers with his church restaurant, Po Shines Cafe’ de la Soul in North Portland, working waiting tables and working concessions at their Rose Quarter location.
Andy is also a volunteer with the American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Volunteer. He serves as a Disaster Action Team member (DAT) responding to assist people when local disasters displace people from their homes. He was also deployed to New York City in 2014 to assist with the relief efforts of Hurricane Sandy in the roles of a Shelter Worker and Shelter Manager also through the American Red Cross.
In Andy’s spare time, he enjoys music, audio recording and producing, He helps in his church band in recording and producing gospel albums. He also enjoys fixing iPhones and Macbook computers for fun. He is an avid bicyclist and rides to and from work and almost everywhere else rain or shine.
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