Peter is the Secretary of American KDS. He was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho and has also lived in Utah, Nevada, Japan, Texas, Massachusetts, and California. He has a PhD in cell and molecular biology and currently works in biotechnology in the San Francisco Bay Area. Peter began practicing with the Idaho Falls Club in 1999 and was awarded the rank of 1st Dan in March of 2009 and 2nd Dan in October of 2015. He has served as assistant instructor for the club at BYU and head instructor for the club at the University of Texas at Austin, and currently runs a practice group in Emeryville, California. As the AKDS Secretary, Peter manages the standards and recording of belt grading for all clubs nationwide and oversees the creation and dissemination of the AKDS newletter.