Erik C. Peterson has been a member of the Board since 2005, concentrating in event planning and fund-raising. Peterson grew up and attended university in Washington state, near Olympia, until moving to Milwaukee in 1998 to work as a metals fabrication engineer. He has a small real estate development business and owns a few historic small buildings in the Milwaukee area. On St. Patrick's day, 2001, Peterson started the Riverwest Pub Crawl beer tasting fund-raiser. Peterson has published articles on historic architecture in Riverwest Currents, Cream City Suds, and Baron Mind. He brewed his first batch of homebrew in 1994, and has been a member of the Beer Barons of Milwaukee since 1999.