Pete received his Texas state massage therapy license in 2006 from the Texas Healing Arts Institute located in Austin, Texas.
He has received extensive training through the Upledger, Chikly and D’Ambrosio Institutes in the fields of craniosacral therapy (advanced practitioner level), osteopathic movement therapy as well as the brain and lymphatic drainage. Pete has also served as a volunteer massage therapist with Hospice Austin since 2007. His interest in volunteering with Hospice Austin began during his internship there in the early 1990’s while he was studying for his Masters in Social Work degree at UT Austin. In the past, Pete has worked as a licensed master social worker and as a pastor. He currently provides trauma relief therapy through disability, rehabilitative and psychological providers throughout the Austin area.
Pete joined the Oncology Massage Alliance in 2014 after completing Tracy Walton’s Oncology Massage Therapy: Caring for Clients with Cancer workshop. He currently provides hand and foot massage to patients at Texas Oncology North infusion room.
Pete maintains his massage therapy practice in north Austin. He finds that his current practice of massage therapy integrates the physical-emotional-spiritual aspects within himself as well as his clients through the use of compassionate touch. Pete is married and has three adult children. He enjoys hiking, reading and photography and bakes a great cheesecake.