Peter has lived in San Francisco for the last 17 years, arriving in the heady days of the first dot com boom. What was originally planned to be a short stay has somehow extended well into a second decade. Like so many others, he has found the attractions of the Bay Area just too difficult to say goodbye to. But he has retained strong links to the UK – his parents still live in the New Forest, where he grew up – and returns frequently to catch up with friends and family. And he has married an English girl, Charlotte, who can at least understand his idiosyncrasies and his accent. They live near Golden Gate Park with their three children. Peter has been a board member of the BBS since 2012, serving on the Social and Nominations committees.