Al Pelter was born in Ladysmith on June 5, 1927 and graduated with a BSA (Soils) in 1949.
Following graduation Mr Pelter was appointed to a temporary position with the BC Department of Agriculture and posted to Williams Lake. He returned to UBC in 1950 for teacher training and obtained a temporary teaching certificate-secondary.
The following year Mr Pelter returned to the BC Department of Agriculture and was posted to Vanderhoof as District Agriculturist until transfer to Smithers in 1957. During a leave of absence in 1965-66 he attended Colorado State University and graduated with an MEd. Later that year he returned to his position with the Department of Agriculture and was transferred to Kamloops.
In 1968 Mr Pelter transferred to the Livestock Branch-Victoria Division within the Department (later the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) as Assistant Livestock Commissioner. He retired in 1985 as Director of the Livestock Branch.
Mr Pelter describes his hobbies and interests as “gardening, fishing, hunting, tinkering in my workshop, winemaking and advising politicians and the public at large (without a fee) on how the country should be run, and maintaining a strong interest in environmental matters.”
Mr Pelter and wife Raynell reside in Victoria, BC. They have 2 sons and a daughter. No Grandchildren, only Granddogs and Grandcats.