Peter started at Chewonki eight years ago as a Sustainability fellow before transitioning to teaching the natural history course. While most of his formal scholastic training is in geology, physics, and glaciology, he has been teaching ecology for the last ten years and is passionate about helping students develop their skills as field scientists as well as their ability to see the natural world as a place of wonder and inspiration. His research and teaching has included work in Wyoming, Alaska, Oregon, Iceland, Antarctica and New Zealand.
Before coming to Chewonki Peter lived in Wyoming and Oregon finishing two rounds of graduate school. In Oregon, his graduate work in glaciology took him around the state and to Alaska and Antarctica studying glacial ice dynamics. In Wyoming, at the Teton Science School, Peter found his appreciation of natural history and teaching science outdoors. Peter has worked as a whitewater raft guide, an environmental consultant, and as a deckhand on “tall ship” sailing vessels.