XXIII EANC Council Member
West Long Branch, NJ 1973
My name is Andres Simonson and I am an environmental consultant, specializing in investigating and remediating contaminated sites. I have a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Masters of City and Regional Planning, concentrating in Environmental and Physical Planning. I live in West Long Branch, NJ with my wife, three children, and our Havenese, Cosmo. In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities, writing, and tinkering around the house.
As an EANC incumbent, I hope to continue advocating for Estonian causes within the United States. I have particular interest in modernizing the EANC organization, to make it more relevant to the next generations of Estonian-Americans. Concurrently though, I hope to participate with the history of the EANC project.
I have served on the EANC Board of Directors in the past. I periodically write for Estonian World, an online English language webzine focusing on global Estonian issues. I am a Board member of the Lakewood Estonian Lutheran Church. I am a member of the Lakewood Estonian Association, and a frequent speaker at events. My children are Järvemetsa campers and enthusiasts. And, in keeping the culture alive, I can bake a fantastic kringel – one taste, and you’d think I was an Estonian grandmother.
I have attended all in-person and virtual annual meetings throughout my eight-year tenure.
I served on the EANC Board between 2014 and 2018. I am currently a member of the very active Strategy Committee. I look forward to working with the history of the EANC project in the near future.