Andrew grew up in New Hope, PA, near the studios of renowned furniture maker George Nakashima, and at a young age was greatly influenced by Nakashima’s work and philosophy. Graduating from WWU in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in Fine Art, Andrew continued his education apprenticing for noted master furniture maker Alan Rosen of Lummi Island. In 1997, he joined with Wes Smith and has been building furniture and cabinetry ever since. They founded Smith and Vallee Gallery in 2007. Vallee’s work has been exhibited in Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and Museum of Northwest Art. Andrew lives in Edison, WA, with his wife and daughters.