Ambassador Spotlight - Peter Adams

Author: Ayrianna Drayton

Peter Adams

Congratulations to Peter Adams for being awarded August’s Ambassador of the Month! This is not his first, but second time being awarded this title, along with Ambassador of the Year in 2018. Peter’s involvement in the Chamber and Ambassador Committee has showcased a true desire to support the Chamber’s efforts in growing and sustaining Tempe’s quality of life. Peter acts as the greeting arm of the Chamber and is always looking for an opportunity to help.

In May, Peter was asked questions regarding his business and professional background, which you can find here. Given this is his second time we thought Peter could give us more information on who is his outside of the Chamber.

TCC: What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their life?

Peter: Move somewhere you don't know anyone. Whether it's for college or a new career, there's something exciting about exploring a brand new place, where you don't know anyone and have to work on your social skills. I've done this two or three times in my life for various reasons and every time I've come away with amazing new friends. When I first moved to the Valley, after being here only a few months, I was able to surprise new friends that had lived here all their lives with places that had been around forever, but they'd never heard of.

TCC: What movie title best describes your life?

Peter: Blues Traveler. I may not have ever been in a band, but I love a good road trip and there's always an awesome soundtrack for it. I did this video after my first long motorcycle trip. I need to get around to putting another one together for the last few I've completed. 

TCC: If you could have lunch with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Peter: Chief Ouray. He was a Ute Native American tribal chieftain in the 1800s in Colorado. His story and role in negotiating tribal rights with the US government is taught extensively in school (at least it was when I was growing up in Colorado). He lived an amazing life, always trying to improve the welfare of his people during very difficult times. Somehow, he continued to negotiate peacefully and diplomatically, and I know there is a lot I could learn from someone like that.

TCC: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

Peter: Probably New Zealand. I've still not visited, but it's been on my bucket list for a long time. I love being outside and there are so many wild places to explore in New Zealand.