Senior Evaluation Specialist
Peter is a Senior Evaluation Specialist with The Evaluation Center and provides evaluation services in a variety of content areas, including public health, behavioral health, substance abuse, community health coalitions, youth engagement, and medical education. In addition to program evaluation, Peter enjoys working with clients on capacity building, training, and technical assistance. He currently leads the health partnership evaluation of Rise Above Colorado’s Constellation Model of Governance which seeks to understand the effectiveness of the organization’s local and state partnerships whose goals are to increase Positive Youth Development and decrease youth misuse of prescription drugs.
Peter believes program evaluation provides organizations an opportunity to make evidence-based decisions and strive for continual quality improvement; he enjoys being out in the community working face-to-face with clients to increase the use and understanding of evaluation. Peter is most adept at collaborating with communities to build their evaluation capacity via in-person and web-based evaluation trainings, producing user-friendly evaluation products, and finding innovative ways to promote evaluation utilization.
Prior to beginning his post-graduate studies, Peter worked for eight and a half years in the education field including, four years as an instructor and student counselor in an adult, English language school; two years as an Education volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in Thailand; and two years as a preschool teacher. In addition to his work in education, he also served as an HIV/AIDS resource volunteer with the Peace Corps. He brings this passion and experience to his work at the Evaluation Center.
In addition to the work with communities, Peter appreciates time to conduct literature reviews, collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data, and apply innovative technologies for data presentation.
He received a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado – Denver and holds a B.A. in Humanities from the University of Colorado – Boulder.
He has a keen interest in international travel and work, having been to over 15 countries outside the U.S. The next country on his list is to revisit Thailand after many years away. He also loves all the outdoor Colorado activities, including snowboarding, backpacking, and trail running.