Pete brings to La Trobe many years of experience in outdoor leadership and education. His work in the field includes seven years in a therapeutic role in wilderness programmes for youth at risk and ten years working with the Outdoor Education Group and Swinburne TAFE. He is one of only a handful of top level trainers and assessors for the Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors (Nordic Level 4). He is also a Trainer and Assessor for the Australian Climbing Instructors Association and Australian Canoeing. He has an in-depth experience of how the broader outdoor industry works and strong industry and vocational connections.
His academic achievements include curriculuim development for the Vocational Graduate Diploma in Outdoor Leadership for Swinburne University as a part of his Masters of Education, and is enrolled at La Trobe in a Doctorate of Education.
With over two decades of professional practice in the field, Pete's teaching teaching continues to be informed by his passion for rock, river and alpine environments.