Born and raised in Lafayette, André received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 1997 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. From there, he went on to the LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport where he obtained a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1999. An interest in exploring a career in the field of therapy was born during his middle school years when he was exposed to the rehab process that each of his grandmothers went through following joint replacement surgery. When he isn’t in the clinic (or at a ballpark somewhere), he enjoys spending time in the outdoors exercising, golfing, or hunting and fishing with his five sons, Ethan, Jackson, William, Lucas, and Samuel. The Lord blessed him 16 years ago with a lovely bride, Rebecca, also of Lafayette.