Erik Peterson initially joined Envirologic’s staff in 2000 and worked as first a Project Scientist, then a Project Manager. In 2018, Erik was promoted to Manager of Due Diligence Services. In this role, he manages and coordinates our Due Diligence Service Team and serves as the primary point of contact for clients in need of due diligence services.
The majority of Erik’s time is spent engaging with prospective clients, many of whom are unfamiliar with the technical aspects of our work and the environmental industry in general, and educating them on environmental due diligence and the process of acquiring property. Erik’s favorite part of his job is communicating with clients — coming to an understanding of what a client’s project is, identifying what they’re trying to accomplish, and then helping them to navigate the environmental component of their projects so they can achieve their objectives. Erik also works as a brownfields specialist and helps municipalities and developers identify and leverage funding resources to advance projects.
In his free time, Erik loves to golf. Since 1995, he has been a part of a social golf league that plays out of Pine View in Three Rivers. During the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Michigan executive order in 2020, Erik purchased a digital camera and gained another hobby: photography. He now visits locations managed by the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, state parks, and preserves to take pictures of nature and wildlife. Erik and his wife, Christy, also enjoy going on camping trips during the summer with their dog, Zoey.
Every year, Erik and Christy plan a tropical vacation that includes snorkeling and diving. Erik is an active snorkeler, and it’s on his bucket list to become a certified diver. Someday, they want to take a vacation to the Maldives, an island nation full of beautiful, screensaver-worthy beaches, wildlife, and coral reefs perfect for snorkeling.