Peter grew up skiing and climbing in New England, where he developed a robust interest in all things outdoors. To share this passion, Peter helped develop the Peaks Program – a charitable initiative conceived with the goal of exposing disadvantaged, inner-city children to the therapies and benefits of outdoor recreation. After summiting Grand Teton in 2010, Peter received his Wilderness First Responder certification. While attending college at the University of Virginia, Peter additionally received his EMT license. Most recently, to blend his passion for backcountry athletics with intellectually rigorous medical research, Peter accepted a fellowship in research at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Division of Wilderness Medicine; his first deployment was to the Khumbu Region of Nepal and Everest Base Camp where Peter helped carry out a novel Acute Mountain Sickness study. He recently moved full-time to Massachusetts, where he hopes to advocate on behalf of the avalanche project to foster awareness of inherent backcountry risks, as well as inspire environmental stewardship within the community.