Peter is the President of MACED, which works to build a brighter economic future for Appalachia through programs addressing energy, forestry, enterprise development, research and policy. Previously, Peter was director of the Brushy Fork Institute of Berea College where he managed leadership and community development programs and led projects for local, regional and national organizations. He has also conducted community development projects internationally, in Russia and Slovakia. A 1977 graduate of Swarthmore College, he lives with his wife in a passive solar home they designed and built in the midst of fifty acres of forest near Berea, Kentucky. Peter serves as Chair of the East Kentucky Leadership Foundation.