Pete is a Seattle native and obtained his undergrad degree (BA Economics) and law degree from the University of Washington. Following law school, Pete worked as a litigation attorney at the Seattle law firm of Bogle and Gates and a transactions/Human Resources attorney at Microsoft Corporation. After 11 years at Microsoft, Pete became an investor in affordable housing properties and small businesses, served on several non-profit boards (e.g. Seattle Biomedical Research Institute) and supported various philanthropic organizations (e.g. Social Venture Partners). In 2005, Pete (and partners) purchased The Essential Baking Company where he still serves as Chairman. Pete was a co-founding member of Seattle Impact Investors Group with an investment focus on sustainable food/ag businesses and systems. In his spare time, Pete is an avid cyclist and Masters racer.