Peter is a member of the local LGTBIQ+ festival “ChillOut” and has participated in many of the festival’s activities. He is based in central Victoria’s beautiful Daylesford region and he happily operates throughout Victoria and indeed beyond
He is a graduate of the inaugural “LGBTI Wedding MasterClasses” conducted in 2018 by The Equality Network. As early as March 2018, over 50% of his wedding couples were same-sex.
His customer service ethic was well honed during his 14 years of ownership and management of the renowned Shizuka Ryokan Japanese country spa & wellness retreat in Hepburn Springs. With his wonderful wife Margie, Peter built this unique hospitality business into a multiple award winning tourism icon attracting intense media interest, including the broadcast of various profiles on Japanese television.
Most rewarding however were the occasions when Peter assisted guests to celebrate special occasions, whether anniversaries, birthdays or even proposals. For instance, he often collaborated to create an ideal romantic environment by laying out rose petals spelling out the marriage proposal on the guest’s bedding. Such experience exercised and further enhanced his sensitivity, patience and inter-personal skills.
Arranging special events, whether professionally or even for his own wedding, have all served to finely attune Peter’s meticulous eye-for-detail. Appearances on radio and television (including singing on Japan’s equivalent to “Countdown”) and ongoing professional development have all served to amplify his communication and presentation abilities.
A lifetime of experience, whether in living overseas, undertaking experiential leadership programs, engaging in the corporate world or experiencing a tree-change, has contributed immeasurably to Peter’s presence and authority as a Civil Celebrant.
Peter happily abides by various Codes of Conduct in additional to following his own ethical and moral compass, which includes strong support for marriage equality.