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In 2007 Peters and her husband, artist Charles Wish relocated to Elk County, PA after purchasing the Walnut Street School House in Ridgway. The couple continues to renovate the 6,000 square foot building that serves as their home, work studio and eventually a cultural library and work/live space for visiting artists.
Before joining the PA Wilds Center as Managing Director, Peters spent 8 years working in arts and culture on the local, regional and state level as the Executive Director of Elk County Council on the Arts.(ECCOTA -
Since moving to the PA Wilds Peters has enjoyed being active in the community, she serves as the current Chair of Dickinson Center Inc., a 2009 graduate of the Leadership Elk County Program and currently serves on the DISCOVER Partnership, Tasting in the Wilds and Leadership Elk and Cameron Advisory Committee Boards.
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