Position: Forward / Center
Height/Weight: 6-5" / 185 lbs.
Age: 29 y.o.
Originally from: Connecticut
Peter is a handsome, hard-working, east-coast transplant who like many of the Rockdogs before him, found his way to their home gym in San Francisco seeking an outlet and support network for gay athletes who may think there's no one else like them in the world. Joining the Rockdogs in the spring of 2006, he plays back-up center and power forward to one of the best front courts (Jamel, Mike, DeMarco, Chris) the game has seen. Unlike some of his teammates, though, Peter looks at basketball as a hobby, not a career. His passion and priority is teaching.
An accomplished teacher, Peter has taught in the public school systems of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, and California. While teaching in a conservative school district in Virginia, he was asked to resign when it was discovered he was gay, despite his students' consistently high test scores. He found himself driving cross-country in the summer of 2005 to seek a friendlier climate in California, hoping to find more enlightened parents and students in his quest to revolutionize secondary education with his passionate and inspired teaching style. For the last three years, Peter has taught social studies to an incredible group of 5th and 6th graders in San Francisco. He has helped his school gain local and national attention as the highest performing public school in the city, and as one of the top fifty charter schools in the nation!