Starting his career as CEO of Squaw Valley Holdings, Andy Wirth oversaw a $70 million renovation and succeeded in shaping the resort to become one of the top 20% highly-regarded skiing resorts and facilities in the world. A passionate man, Andy has always enjoyed participating in outdoor sports like biking, rock climbing and has a reputation as a bit of then adrenaline junky that enjoys the rush he gets from actively participating in extreme sports such as swimming with sharks and skydiving.
With his deep and profound desire for extreme sports, he decidedly took up skydiving as a hobby. He had dived dozens of times before he eventually encountered a parachute mishap which caused him to land in a barbed-wire secured vineyard. The fall from the airplane, which almost killed him caused massive amounts of blood to gush from his nearly detached arm.
After the paramedics discovering his body soon after his skydiving mishap, he was bedridden in the hospital for three months before he was finally well enough to leave. Upon his release, he met a Navy Seal who shared a lot of the same life philosophies as him and they became fast friends. He eventually began a foundation designed to help injured Navy seal veterans who have no support system when they are released into the civilian world.
Andy Wirth knows how it feels to come out alive in a life or death situation. His slow recovery caused him to reevaluate his entire life, eventually making him a sharper and more astute businessman.
Despite having his arm almost completely severed from the rest of his body, he continued to work tirelessly achieving enormous success in business while simultaneously healing very quickly. As evident in his appearance in Undercover Boss, the highly-rated reality television show, his confidence, resilience and dedication to what he loves help drive him to achieve the greatness that so many recognize him for today.
Not only because he saved his own life by being strong, resourceful and dedicated, or because he is the CEO of Squad Valley Holdings or is the chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board, he is known as a God in Squaw Valley because his attitude and determination inspires all that come around him, somehow, like a magnet. He has the uncanny ability to able to draw out the best in every situation and magnify it until it is the only thing that exists, a similar process to the one that saved his life.