This month’s volunteer spotlight honors Peter Andre. Tour des Trees 2019 will be Peter’s fifth year volunteering with the Tour, and his face and character have become deep-rooted in the Tour des Trees family dynamic. His first exposure to the Tour was in 2014 when he served as a volunteer with the Lions Club. It was then that he caught the Tour bug and never recovered.
Peter’s passion for supporting the Tour and the industry are deeply connected to his personal interests and work on Wisconsin land that was passed down to him from his father. On this land he and his wife, Gayle, manage over 20 acres of tallgrass prairie where they host prescribed burns and educational opportunities for locals. In addition to this prairie, the duo also manages many more acres of woodland.
Peter not only supports Tour riders during event week, he goes above and beyond during the planning stages of the event, utilizing his connections through the Lions Club to help secure local volunteers and accommodations for the ride in advance of our arrival. Peter’s level head and sense of humor drive the riders to keep pedaling forward throughout the week of the Tour, even on the longest of days. You will never catch him without a smile. Tree cheers for Peter!
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