His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Brigham Young University in 1990. He began at Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyoming in February of 1990. In 2000, Mr. Peterson moved to Tucson Arizona and currently works at Palo Verde High School in Tucson. In 2010, Mr. Peterson was additionally hired by Palo Verde HS as the Athletic Director. In addition, Mr. Peterson is a CTE instructor of Sports Medicine.
Mr. Peterson has been published in numerous publications on a variety of subjects and is considered an expert in athletic health care for the secondary school athlete.
Mr. and Mrs. Peterson are the parents of 5 children, all of whom have participated in school activities. They are also the proud grandparents of Carter (grandson). Both are employed by schools and are active in providing opportunities for success to their students. They are also both active in the LDS church.