jeff peterson

Jeff Peterson

Independent, Voting Member

Billings, Montana

Jeff Peterson is a life-long educator. He is the founder of Global Travel Alliance, an international educational travel organization that provides educational and service-related trips for school, adult, and faith-based organizations. Jeff is also the founder of Global Doing Good, a non-profit that provides trips focused on community building in impoverished areas. For nine years he was a teacher and curriculum director for a mission school on the Crow and Northern Cheyenne reservations, and he also developed and led a summer backpacking program for Native American youth. Jeff then became a full-time lecturer at Montana State University – Billings. During his time at MSU-B, he and some partners launched the Rocky Mountain Language and Culture Institute, where he also served as the Program Director for the International Studies Department. Two years later he became an active member on the board of directors of an education-missions non-profit and managing director of its European programs. Jeff has also served on accreditation committees and provided consulting service for colleges and K-12 schools. Jeff holds a B.A. in Christian Ministry from the University of Northwestern; an M.A. in Education from MSU-Billings; and has also done additional graduate studies at MSU-Bozeman.