has worked as a display
artist, bar manager (in Taiwan), evolutionary
geneticist, samba musician, blues musician (washboard),
university lecturer, international business consultant
and art dealer.
His professional writing has been equally diverse,
spanning extreme sports (Red Bull), global financial
services (KITAI AG),
web technologies (Telecom ITTI) and the renaissance of
theater in Budapest (New York’s Encore Magazine). He’s
especially adept at boiling down complex information
into intuitive explanations that anyone can understand.
Peder graduated with
honors from the University of California in Santa Cruz,
earning degrees in Biology and Environmental Studies. In
1998 he received an MA in Conservation Biology from San
Francisco State University. For the last decade he’s
taught biology, art and filmmaking to children ages 10
through 18. His film students’ documentaries have won
With two unimaginably
amazing children—Jonah is eight, little Sophia six—he
has a father’s sincere desire to make the world a better
place for his kids.