After seeing the Rocky Mountains for the first time in 2007, Peter knew he had to head west from the flatlands of the Midwest. Soon after, he completed his B.S. in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism from Colorado State University, then found himself residing in the Gunnison Valley immediately upon graduating. His passion for outdoor recreation and land advocacy led him to start the local climbing advocacy organization in the Gunnison Valley and pursue a Master’s of Environmental Management at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. When not caring for the local lands, you will find him tied into a rope at the local cliffs and others around the west.