RIP Andy Mackie - he inspired a generation of musicians and volunteers

Andy Mackie passed away last week and the world lost a friend. Andy worked with countless children on the Olympic Peninsula through his music, putting harmonicas, violins, guitars, etc. into their hands and encouraging them to express themselves through music. Andy also worked quietly behind the scenes with incarcerated adults, helping them grapple with the negative impact that abusing drugs and alcohol had had on their lives. Andy was committed to a clean and sober lifestyle and he supported others in their striving toward that goal. Thank you, Andy, for all your life's contributions. You will be missed.

Andy Mackie (photo by Sophie Gilbert)