Peter Murry’s passion for the outdoors blossomed during childhood on his family’s farm in Wisconsin’s Driftless region. Peter would spend his days exploring the woods and fishing in the local creeks. Conservation became a natural part of his outdoor upbringing, thanks to his Wisconsinite grandparents, who spoke of figures like Aldo Leopold and Gaylord Nelson as celebrities. During summers, Peter worked alongside his grandparents and local conservation groups to transform their former dairy farm into a thriving native prairie habitat spanning 250 acres.
After graduating from Luther College in 2019, Peter moved to Boulder, Colorado, drawn by his love for trail running, splitboarding, and conservation. This move was the perfect backdrop for his career. He admired Leave No Trace’s work at the intersection of environmental conservation and outdoor recreation. When the opportunity to join the Leave No Trace team arose, Peter eagerly accepted.
Over the past two and a half years, he has become a crucial part of the organization, currently holding the position of Corporate Development Manager. In this role, Peter oversees Leave No Trace’s partnerships and initiatives with for-profit organizations, seeing it as an opportunity to have a significant impact, both in funding Leave No Trace’s work and spreading essential Leave No Trace education.
When not in the office, you can find Peter exploring Colorado, usually in trail runners, with a fly-fishing pole in his hand, or on his split board.