Galbreath Logistics Manager
Originally a volunteer for the Center for many years, Andy officially joined the SSU-CEI team in the fall of 2019. Andy manages the Galbreath Preserve facilities, manages the Galbreath wildlife cameras, and leads the SSU CEI Trail Stewards in the removal of invasive plants at Galbreath Preserve.
Andy is passionate about plant diversity and the role humans have in cultivating diverse plants. He has over 20 years of experience in landscape and garden management that include work with nonprofits in Arizona, California, and Nepal. He is the founder and CEO of Diaspora Seeds, a company that produces and sells heirloom vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Andy Balestracci is also a certified California Naturalist.