Peter was raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and graduated from Saint Olaf College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology/education. After graduating, he taught middle school math at private schools in Rye, New York, and Redmond, Washington. Then in 1997, he began his career as a financial advisor. Peter worked for AG Edwards from 1997-2007 and for Wells Fargo Advisors from 2007-2016. He has been at RBC Wealth Management since then. Peter has passed the Series 7, 63, 65 and 66 securities exams.
Peter has lived in Portland since 1999. He has been married for 22 years and has three children and three pet chickens. Peter coaches soccer and continues to have interests in hockey, tennis and soccer.