Peter began his career in the arts as a nonprofit executive at art galleries in Chautauqua County, New York, and Mystic Seaport Museum. He majored in Art History at Dartmouth and has been a professional appraiser of fine art since 1986.
Since 1995, Peter has organized the annual count of loons and other waterfowl on Squam Lake. His previous experience on nonprofit boards includes three years for the Squam Lakes Association, eleven years for the Loon Preservation Committee, and nine years for NH LAKES. An avid sailboat racer and cruiser, Peter recently married an Alton resident, moved his Rhodes 19 from Marblehead to Lake Winnipesaukee, and began restoration of a Shannon 43 ketch.