André ShymanskiBoard Member
Hey Apt613! I'm André. I grew up in Orleans but have lived in Centretown since 2012. I'm a fan of live music, patio beers with friends, and riding my vintage road bike through the city. I dream about Ottawa growing into a world class city and I feel strongly that supporting local artists, creatives and entrepreneurs is an essential part of that process. I joined Apt613's Board in February 2020 after being a regular reader for years and, more recently, a volunteer organizer for 613 Day. From 9 to 5, I'm a business lawyer, and I'm keen to lean on that part of my life to help Apt613 continue the phenomenal growth it's experienced over the past 10 years. I look forward to working with all friends of Apt613 to deliver more local content and to find new ways to give a voice to anyone seeking to share what is good and new in Ottawa. On a side note, I love podcasts (now more than ever). My favourites are Front Burner, the Daily, Pivot, Freakonomics Radio and Revisionist History. If you have any suggestions, hit me up on twitter (@andreshymanski).