Assistant of the Department of Architecture of Bryansk Technological Institute, Head of the Architecture and Construction Bureau (1980-1982). Since 1983 he has been living in the village of Verkhny Mamon, Voronezh region. The architect (1983-1984), the head of the regional department of culture (1984-1986), the head of the art department of the Children's Art School (1986-1992). After training at the icon-painting school of Moscow Theological Academy (1992-1994) he opened an icon-painting studio in Upper Mamon. He works together with daughter Tamara Andreevna Verkhotina, who graduated from the icon-painting school in the city of Dubna, Moscow region (1997).