Andy Thornton is Founder and Flunkey at LaDiff in Richmond, VA, a store that has been recognized year after year as the city’s favorite. His peripatetic upbringing and youth included schooling in 4 countries, and travel throughout dozens. He founded LaDiff on the heels of a business he based in Haiti to work with artisans there. His charitable work includes efforts in housing, historic preservation, and economic development. His contributions have always included a strong stand for the environment, and that is reflected in the operations and product selection at LaDiff.