Eric "Petey" Peterson, Paramedic
Eric has roots in EMS that started with his first job as a lifeguard. This was followed by four years of active duty with the US Coast Guard while serving at Motor Lifeboat Station Golden Gate where the search and rescue station responded to hundreds of calls each year, many of them with medical emergencies. After completing his active duty, and starting college in New Mexico, the calling of EMS brought him to the UNM EMS Academy where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in EMS with a focus in Mountain Medicine. He then spent four years working in a fast paced emergency department before moving into a corporate position. A true ski bum at heart, he will tell you his motivation to be a Paramedic in the first place was to become a professional Ski Patroller. He is currently a team member with the Santa Fe Ski Patrol, where he says practicing EMS is as challenging and rewarding as it can get. Eric has held a lifelong passion for adventure in the outdoors. Growing up skiing, biking, swimming, and backpacking has brought him to wonderful places and intersected him with many wonderful people along the way. Working as a bike mechanic through college helped to reignite a love for bicycles. You will likely find him on a bike, commuting every day, riding single track with friends, or out on a century with his wife. He has found the challenges of endurance based sports competition as an outlet for personal growth, and believes endurance mountain bike races to be one of the most fun and rewarding forms of competition.