He started his career as a tutor, where he taught poetry to prisoners of a local jail in Vermont. Based on this experience he published a book named "My Life has Stood a Loaded Gun". Then he migrated to Yemen and continued writing under the pen name Theo Padnos. There he studied Islam at Dar al-Hadith.
He has reached the age of 48 but it is unknown whether Peter is married or not. So it is unknown about his wife too. There is no source found mentioning about his net worth either.He holds an American nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity.