Growing up in Carrollton, Peter had the opportunity to take part in the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department Athletic Programs and learned from a young age the impact parks and recreation can have on a community. He is a graduate of Carrollton High School, and graduated from the University of West Georgia with a degree in Parks and Recreation Management. He took a position with the City of Carrollton in the spring of 1999 as a Program Coordinator. In 2002, he became the Superintendent of Aquatics and began pursuing his Master’s degree in Public Administration. After completing his Master’s degree he was fortunate to have the opportunity to combine the aquatics division and the athletic division and become Superintendent of Athletics. In January of 2012 he became the director for the parks and recreation department. He is married to Mandy Malloy Maierhofer and they have three daughters. His hobbies include reading, running, watching sports, and being an active parent with his daughters.