Peter Salzman was born on October 15, 1974 on The Farm
in Summertown, TN. He grew up in the Pioneer Valley of
Western Massachusetts where he attended ARHS as a
wrestler, cross country runner, and tuba player.
Peter graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA
in Cultural Anthropology receiving departmental honors
for a senior thesis based on international fieldwork
in the U.S., Israel, and Ukraine.
After graduation, Peter worked for his alma mater
as a Hillel Fellow in close association with the
campus Rabbi and Chaplains' Office at Wesleyan.
Currently residing in Greenfield, MA, Peter (a.k.a. Avniel)
enjoys making music, reading, tai chi, and web design
and is an intern at a radio station known as The River.