US Army 1989-1992
ISA Certified Arborist, MA-0657AT
VNLA Certified Horticulturist #: 2325
B.S. Forestry and Wildlife, Virginia Tech 1996
Peter loves everything about Richmond including his high school sweetheart and his 3 children who attend and have attended his same high school. After high school Peter joined the US Army where he served as an Infantry soldier. He fortunately spent his duty close to home, stationed in Arlington, VA with the ceremonial unit, The Old Guard. Directly after the military, Peter pursued and completed his degree in Forestry and Wildlife Science, realizing his true passion was in trees. His first stop as an Arborist was with a company here in Richmond where he learned most of his tree climbing skills and was a salesman for that company. After Hurricane Isabel in 2003 and climbing a lot of trees, Peter was hired as one of the City of Richmond Arborists and was quickly promoted to Urban Forester. Shortly thereafter, when he met Truetimber through recreational tree climbing events in the City, he realized he could combine his enthusiasm for the natural world and his passion for trees to call Truetimber home. Having ridden his bike all over the city as a youth along with his past experience raft guiding the James, Peter continues to find new and unexplored gems in RVA. In addition to his passion for trees, if you want to have a long conversation with Peter, get him talking about cycling, mountain biking, alternative medicine and real food.