Peder Nelson, a native to Door County is currently chronicling his family's immigration to the peninsula from the late 1800s. A descendant of commercial fishermen, Peder continues his maritime heritage as a sailboat charter captain with Sail Door County and a delivery captain on the Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean. Peder earned a journalism degree from UW-Green Bay and worked as a technical writer for a naval architecture firm in Washington D.C. A two-year tour in the Republic of Palau with the Peace Corps led him to teaching. After earning a Masters in Education from DePaul University, he taught for seven years in Chicago's Public Schools. Peder is an advocate for Door County Land Conservation and in his free time he is distance racing on Lake Michigan or cruising under the bluffs of the Door and Garden Peninsulas.