A graduate of Seattle University Law School, Peter was a law clerk for the late Justice James M. Dolliver in the Washington State Supreme Court. Peter worked for eleven years in the criminal division of the King County Prosecutor’s office where he was promoted to Senior Deputy. Peter founded the Washington Forest Law Center, a non-profit public interest environmental law firm. Peter is also heavily involved in efforts to develop and promote progressive forestry policies. He and his wife Martha founded the Kongsgaard-Goldman Foundation in 1988, a leading environmental foundation. He is also very active in assisting Democrats in federal, state, and local races. He has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations including the Rails to Trails Conservancy and the Anti-Defamation League.
Peter and Martha have three boys. Peter has been a bicycle commuter his whole life. In his spare time, Peter loves to bike, climb, ski, and hike. He has climbed Broad Peak, an 8000 meter peak in the Himalayas, and has climbed big mountains around the world.more » « less