Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Peter is shepherding the advancement of Backbone’s culture and capabilities to re-imagine manufacturing productivity software for cannabis and hemp. Peter leads a team of talented Sales, Professional Services, and Partnerships specialists who find ways to bring positive change to light and open doors for others to succeed in this ever-evolving industry.
When people say it can’t be done, Peter’s impressive STEM background inspires him to drive variances to zero. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara, a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, and a PhD in Structural Engineering from UC San Diego. Peter’s extensive background has involved him in projects for NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and the US Navy.
Outside of work, Peter is co-founder of the Northern Nights Music Festival in partnership with Starr Hill Presents/Red Light Management. This magnificent event in the Emerald Triangle was ripe for cannabis sales. Not deterred by a challenge, Peter co-authored AB2020 allowing Northern Nights to be the first festival with legal cannabis sales — which led to co-managing compliance and operations for both the Northern Nights Tree Lounge and Outside Lands Grasslands, paving the way for future events in California.
Additionally, Peter is Co-Founder and COO at One Log Cannabis Business Park, Compliance Officer at Mesh Ventures, and to date, he’s successfully acquired over 50 cannabis licenses across the supply chain.