Peter currently is self-employed as a Natural Lands Management Consultant. Peter’s past work includes 8 years as Director of Ecological Restoration for the Catalina Island Conservancy, 6 years as manager for the State of Hawaii’s Natural Area Reserve System and 9 years as preserve manager/director for the Nature Conservancy on Santa Cruz Island, CA. He currently serves on the board of Midland School, on the Council of Advisors for the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, as well as on the Elings Park Campaign Advisors Council. He is the current campaign chair for the SB Botanic Garden’s Backcountry Campaign and is a member of the state’s Hollister Ranch Coastal Access Program working group. He received his undergraduate degree in Geography with an emphasis in Botany from UC Santa Barbara and his Masters in conservation biology at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Happily retired, he now finds time to work in his native plant garden and on the many sustainable features at his and his wife, Lisa’s, Santa Barbara home. He is forever seeking ways to spend more time on the islands and in Santa Barbara’s backcountry.