Peter Alexander is director of Talking Conservation (www.talkingconservation.org). He is the lead architect of a government and private initiative to forge a comprehensive ecosystem restoration and conservation strategy for the Gulf of Maine (www.gulfofmaine.org/gomrc).Peter has worked for the Healing Our Waters®--Great Lakes Coalition, a group of more than 100 zoos, aquariums, agencies, and conservation groups working to restore the Great Lakes. Peter holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch New England Graduate School and lives in Portland Maine. His Op Ed pieces appear in newspapers throughout Maine. A well-respected singer-songwriter and guitarist, Peter has performed for audiences all over and shared the stage with luminaries of rock and folk music, including Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Tim Hardin, Chuck Berry, the Animals, and others. He is an expert sailor and avid boatman, spending as much time as possible on Casco Bay.