In 2008, Peter retired after serving 32 years in state and local government both as an elected official and senior policy consultant to California's legislature and five Governors. His experience includes a Governor's appointment as executive director of California’s Employment Training Panel overseeing a quarter billion dollar worker training program portfolio. Peter also served as a senior project manager for California's Little Hoover Commission, undertaking major policy studies targeting government reorganization, vocational education, e-government, the teacher workforce and foster care. His government service includes legislative affairs, policy and budget development, as well as program administration in areas such as child care, healthcare, political reform and court management. In 1978, Peter was elected County Clerk and Recorder in Yolo County and reelected again in 1982. Peter holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. In addition to serving on NCCT's governing board, Peter is also a director of the Redwood Empire Fair Board in Mendocino County where he resides.