Kieffer, Andrew Van Atta was born on October 23, 1954 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of James Milton Kieffer and Eleanor Jane Van Atta.
Bachelor with honors, Ithaca College, 1976. Studies with Central Tibetan Lama Pema Dorjé, Boudhanath, Nepal, 1980—1981. Postgraduate, University Wisconsin, 1981.
Elementary education teacher Broward County Schools, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1982—1983. Art teacher Broward Community College, Hallendale, 1983—1984. Assembly line packer Nalge Corporation, Penfield, New York, 1984—1985.
Nutrition advisor General Nutrition Center, Victor, since 1985.
Mural, Manpower, 1978. Author: Look To Your Own Feet, 1992.