A member of the Hockessin Historical Society for over 15 years. He has an appreciation for the historic structures and building techniques of the past. A local resident for 15 years with family ties to the Hockessin area going back 300 years to one of the first Quaker families in the area. He has a background in both mechanical and electrical engineering and technical drawing/CAD. He has a business degree from Villanova University. He left his job as a store manager in his local hometown to move to Hockessin and restore one of the most historic properties in Hockessin which has been in his family since 1869. It is this love for local history and construction techniques which he hopes to preserve and share with the future generations. This photo is Pete in his natural habitat picking his apples which he had the patience to wait 10 years to produce fruit. He also enjoys making blueberry jam and preserving foods, woodworking, planting and cutting down trees, the mechanics of how things work, and exploring the coutryside of Lancaster, northern Maryland, and the Chesapeake Bay area. Currently a member of the following local organizations: Hockessin Historical Society, Dealaware Farm Bureau, Preservation Delaware, Friends of the Hockessin Library, Wilmington & Western Railroad (Historic Red Clay), Kennett Underground Railroad Center (KURC), Greenbank Mill & Philips Farm, Marshall Steam Museum, and Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA).