Pete earned his Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida in 1986. He then embarked on an adventurous career, beginning as an on-site engineer for a large contractor, assigned to international and remote construction projects for the United States Department of State and Defense. His major assignments included United States Embassy Compound design/build projects in San Salvador, El Salvador, and Mogadishu, Somalia. Other assignments included a Design/Build contract for 505 U.S. Naval housing units on Adak Island, a remote island in Alaska’s Aleutian Chain.
Pete met his future wife, Diane in 1989, and together they founded a thriving bookstore, which they operated for 15 years. Pete then returned to engineering, first in a manufacturing environment, and since 2017, in a more formal Civil Engineering environment, working with Odom Engineering.
Pete enjoys assisting commercial, municipal, and private clients with design and permitting of projects large and small. His specialties include stormwater, wastewater collection and treatment, public water, erosion control and repair, site layout, landfill operations, and grant funding.
With his wife and two sons, Pete enjoys time in his shop working on old cars, woodworking, wood-turning, stained glass, and home repair. Pete is involved as a Boy Scout parent committee member, and as a mentor for a high school robotics team. Pete and his family especially enjoy traveling lightly to adventurous places.