Pete is a third generation bay area native. After attending U.C. Berkeley, he spent a decade as a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps as an F-4 fighter pilot. He later obtained a MBA from Webster University and continued flying commercially for both Continental Airlines and Japan airlines. Pete's outside endeavors include work with the Continental Airlines flight attendant's AIDS support group, the Contra Costa County GLBT Community Center, and the Alexander Hamilton Post 448 of the American Legion located in San Francisco. Pete is a 24-year survivor of HIV. He has resided in Healdsburg for the past eleven years and has served as a member of the Food for Thought Board of Directors since 2007.