Andor is an outdoor educator, currently working at the Cambridge Steiner School, Cambridge, UK, as an outdoor teacher. In 2017 he set up an outdoor program for the school and teaches green woodworking, bushcraft skills, and gardening.
Andor spent his early childhood living in a farming community in Serbia (then Yugoslavia) where children were expected to work from an early age and thus contribute to the well-being and wealth of the community. He was fortunate to grow up with the freedom to roam the countryside and connect with nature on his own terms, something that has shaped his approach to working with children outdoors today. He observed farming with horses and the work of professional craftspeople such as blacksmiths, potters, joiners and cobblers. He witnessed the decline of these crafts in the community and saw the young people leaving the land for a “better” life in the city. He watched smallholding farming being slowly replaced by large-scale monoculture farming which has had a devastating impact on the land. This has inspired his interest in the preservation of the land and of skills such as crafts and bushcraft. Later his love for the outdoors took him into the world of mountaineering, rock climbing and sailing, activities he actively pursued as a young man.
Before becoming an outdoor educator, Andor worked as a field archaeologist. He left archaeology in 1998 and served a four-year apprenticeship in furniture restoration and making in Serbia. After his apprenticeship, he moved to England to study furniture conservation-restoration at West Dean College (UK) and later gained an MA in Preventive Conservation from Northumbria University (UK). He worked in the heritage sector in England for a number of years, including at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and the University of Cambridge Museums, running projects and practical workshops. He was a visiting lecturer at the University College London (UCL) and Camberwell College of Arts and is a visiting lecturer at West Dean College, UK.
While working in the heritage sector, Andor pursued his interest in outdoor education. He attended a Fundamentals of Bushcraft course run by Woodlore and completed a Mountain Skills course with the Mountain Training Association.
Andor is a Level 3 Forest School Leader and is a certified Permaculture Designer, with a keen interest in designing edible gardens. He holds an Outdoor First Aid certificate and has an enhanced DBS check.
Andor lives near Cambridge with his wife and two children.