Peter is the Executive Director of the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska. The Institute uses literature and story as lenses through which to understand place and community while acting as a catalyst for resilient community. Before moving to Sitka in October 2013, Peter spent nine years in Guelph, Ontario, where he worked as the director of a community radio station, hosting weekly music programs and a books-focused radio show. Peter was also involved in many other community and arts-based initiatives, including an innovative publishing initiative called PS Guelph