While born and raised in the Seattle area, Pete Moe spent several years working in journalism and marketing in New York and Boston before moving his family to Orcas Island in 2006 to run the non-profit youth center The Funhouse. Once on Orcas, his interest in the environment led him to a volunteer board position at The Exchange.
In 2012, Moe became president of the Exchange Board. In 2013 he and his fellow board members led a successful campaign to take over the Orcas Island Transfer Station. In July 2013, Moe was appointed Executive Director of Orcas Recycling Services/The Exchange.
Pete is a member of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC), an advisory panel to the San Juan County Council. He is a former board member of the Washington State Recycling Association, and is currently board president of the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce. Pete lives in Eastsound, enjoys trail running, boating, tennis, and visits from his college-aged kids, Hazel and Henry.