Andres Florez, Walk Coordinator, was born in Bogota, Colombia and came to the U.S when he was 9 years old. He attended San Jose State University where he earned a Bachelor’s in International Business Management and a minor in philosophy.

Andres has a lived experience with mental illness and has been part of the Nami Santa Clara Family for over a decade. For NAMI, Andres has worked as outreach coordinator, presenter, and peer mentor. He is very passionate about helping others especially those dealing with a mental illness. Andres is a life coach and focuses on helping families and individuals affected by mental illness. In his spare time Andres likes to hang out with his mom, girlfriend, daughter, and dog. He calls them his Fav 4