By Andrea Harwood Palmer
Andre Woods has launched Apex 9 Media, a Glens Falls-based company specializing in real estate, corporate and nonprofit photography and videography.
“It’s been a hobby of mine for a long time. This is the vehicle I’ve been building to move into retirement with. I’ve been doing video and photography for nearly my whole life,” said Woods.
Woods owned and operated a production company in the 1990s, producing public access television shows and commercials. She was also an IT systems engineer for 35 years.
He grew up in Glens Falls and graduated from Glens Falls High School before moving south in 1982. He lived and worked in Virginia, then returned to Glens Falls in late 2019.
“I moved back to Glens Falls just in time for a worldwide pandemic,” he said. “2020 was a horrible year but it worked out. My dad is a cancer survivor and pushing 90 … With the pandemic and lockdown, the timing was perfect for me to be back home looking after my parents.”
“Apex is the top,” he said. “It’s the best, the pinnacle of everything. The number 9 in numerology speaks to faith and karma. I’m a pretty religious person and my spirituality plays a big role in my life. So the name Apex 9 Media really flowed from those beliefs.”