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Andrea Woods Highway Technician

Andrea WoodsWith an infectious smile and friendly attitude, Andrea Woods can best be described as spunky, spry and spirited. She’s youthful and energetic, and her robust approach makes it difficult to keep up with her.

As a highway technician, Andrea has made her career in transportation. She joined District 9 full time in August 2011 after working in the road construction industry for 10 years.

“I love the outdoors, and I couldn’t imagine working inside all day, every day,” she said.

Andrea volunteers in the district’s Peer-to-Peer group, working to obtain special tools and improve safety practices for coworkers. A resident of Bainbridge, in Ross County, Andrea is a married mother of two who enjoys gardening, horseback riding, hunting, and spending time with family.