Senior Vice President of Sales Marketing,
Andrew Buerger is an entrepreneur of for-profit and social ventures.
He was the founder of B’more Organic. The certified B Corporation made organic protein smoothies based on skyr, an Icelandic-style strained yogurt. According to Inc Magazine, it was the 5th fastest growing natural/organic brand in the U.S. two years ago. B’more Organic had a mission to take a bite out of disease by making a healthy high protein product with no added sugar, and donating 1% of sales the non-profit he created: Jodi’s Climb for Hope.
Jodi’s Climb for Hope has gotten over 150 volunteer fundraising climbers safely to summits on four continents, including Mt. Cotopaxi, the world’s highest active volcano at 19,400 feet and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Other expeditions have included Mt. Rainier, and Pico de Orizaba, Mexico’s tallest mountain, and several other active volcanos.
More importantly, the organization has raised over $850,000 for promising research on breast cancer and MS at Baltimore’s prestigious John’s Hopkins University.
You can see from his education degrees -- he holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Colorado and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Vermont -- that he places a premium on being on the best outdoor locations. His favorite jobs were being a ski instructor and white water rafting guide in Aspen, CO.
He was selected by The Daily Record him twice as one of the 50 Most Influential Marylanders in 2007 for Communications and again in 2017 for Philanthropy. He had been chosen several times by the BBJ as one of Baltimore’s 40 up & coming leaders under 40. However, sadly he has long since become ineligible for that award.
He lives in B’more with his wife Jennifer, two nine-year-olds.