Andrae has been involved with the funeral industry for nearly 20 years and has an extensive knowledge of differing funeral practices. Originally from Southland he has managed to travel and live in different locations in New Zealand. He is a fully qualified Embalmer and Funeral Director. In his spare time, Andrae is involved in the New Zealand Police Pipe band as the current Drum Major and also serves his community as a Justice of the Peace. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kerryn.