M. Andrew Garrison has been a provider in the fields of exercise, education, wellness, and coaching for over twenty-three years. He earned his M.S. in Physical Education from the University of New Mexico, along with a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in business management. He is nationally certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise and serves as a subject matter expert in their national test development. He achieved staff-faculty designation from the Wellness Council of America and is the former Chair of the New Mexico Healthier Weight Council.
Andrew Garrison was elected to serve on the New Mexico Public Education Commission in 2004 (re-elected in 2008), serving as Chairman for three years. He has worked for local government in Albuquerque since 1989, most recently in the role of Health & Wellness Administrator. Through his physical fitness and wellness teachings within the public safety field, he has garnered national attention as a presenter at public safety and healthcare conferences. His wellness curriculum is accredited by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety as a professional development course.
In business, Andrew Garrison owns K O Cartel® & K O Cutie® Sports Apparel for contact sports athletes. He is President and CEO of wellness consultation company BODYFACTS LLC and is in the process of obtaining a third clothing trademark for a private label wellness line. Athletically, he was a letterman in Division I football at the University of New Mexico, a National Physique Committee natural bodybuilding competitor, and posted a 1,200 lb. total at the Natural Athlete Strength Association State powerlifting competition.
His philanthropic efforts have been realized primarily through Rotary International, where he was the Centennial President in 2004-2005 and recipient of the Rotary Service Above Self Award in 2005-2006 for his coordination of international grants with Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and District 4110 in Mexico.