Peter Francis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from DeVry University in Operations Management and an MBA from University of Phoenix. He is currently in the dissertation phase of his PhD from Capella University with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Patten Peter was the Program Manager for Undergraduate and Graduate Business at Western Governors University. In addition, he has been an adjunct business professor with University of Phoenix since 1996 where he served as Area Chair of eBusiness for two years. Peter also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Canyon State Academy a home and school for 250 at risk boys located on a 173-acre campus in Queen Creek, Arizona. For fun, Peter enjoys watching movies with his wife and playing poker without her.