Peter grew up in Mansfield and attended the Mansfield Secondary College. After qualifying as a Mechanical Engineer in Melbourne he worked both there and in Canberra as an Engineer.
Some years later, after more tertiary study, he and his wife Linda, moved to Mansfield to have a family and raise their four children.
He taught for many years as a teacher at Mansfield Secondary College as well as owning several businesses and a cattle farm.
He has always been passionate about social justice and consequently has been involved in many associated community groups. At present he is a member of the Gadhaba Local Indigenous Group and Mansfield Historical Society.
His primary interests are his family, friends, his home and farm, the Mansfield Shire community, traveling/camping in outback Australia, fishing/boating and local history and culture.