Andrew Tyler Baird, Owner/Operator, Vector Health & Safety, LLC, Emergency Medical Education, Certification and Consulting

“My first experience with Bahamas Habitat was December 6, 2008. I accompanied (one of the founders, and now, president) Steve Merritt, who was and is a great friend and aviation mentor, to the Governor’s Harbour and Camp Symonette. During that trip we painted a few houses, re-roofed part of the staff quarters at camp and performed a myriad of other small jobs. Since then, I have organized medical supply missions, transported volunteers and staffers by small plane, picked up new aircraft donations and served as a mentor pilot to other aviators making their first trips to the islands in support of the Bahamas Habitat mission. I am also a mission pilot and as Steve Merritt has coined it – part of “the A Team”! Since the first trip with BH, I have flown over 15 additional trips to The Bahamas either solely in support of Bahamas Habitat, or at least partially in support of the BH mission. I have had the opportunity to meet the true Bahamians and share a part of their lives. While I enjoy serving others – especially through the gift of flight – I believe the truest blessings are the ones I receive from this mission. New coats of paint are quickly stripped. The new relationships with those who live life with joy are the greatest blessing.”