Back to Management Team

Rick Petersen

As President and Chief Executive Officer for PEAK Internet Rick brings an in-depth knowledge and expertise in telecommunications and a passion for customer service. Rick has demonstrated his leadership and technical acumen in the industry for over 35 years.

Rick gained extensive knowledge of the telecommunications industry with over 20 years experience with an independent telephone company with interests in cable TV, Internet, business telephone systems and cellular licenses. He left as Vice President/Operations Manager.

Petersen served on the Board and was Secretary/Treasurer of Washington Oregon Wireless (WOW), a consortium of Telephone and utility companies formed to construct a $60 million cellular PCS project in rural Oregon and Washington.

Rick is also President and Chief Executive Officer for Casco Communications, Inc. and is the Member/Owners Representative of CoEnergy Propane, LLC. Rick currently serves on the Board of Directors of Western Independent Networks (WIN), the regional mid-Willamette advisory Board of Umpqua Bank, the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce (past President) and the Albany Chamber of Commerce.

Rick is an Oregon native and lives on a ranch outside of Brownsville with his wife and son where they raise horses, exotic cats and work to be good stewards of the land.

For fun Rick enjoys working on the ranch with family, going in circles on a tractor, or “top down” in a fast car.

What our customers are saying...

Peak Internet came right in and listened to what we were having troubles with. Then sent out there technicians and installed fixed wireless at our Willamette Valley Campus. Since that day I can not describe how great our internet service has been. My staff and I are amazed at the speed.

Kyle Randleman Executive Director of Northwest Adult & Teen Challenge

I am grateful for all the community support PEAK provides to Furniture Share and to other nonprofit organizations. PEAK is a civic minded business who lends a hand to many organizations which in return helps the community as a whole.

Michelle Maddux-Robinson Executive Director, Furniture Share
Peak was God sent! Their tech spent 3-4 hours of work on my problem, and he did not stop until it was done. I would like to say he is the best I have ever had, but every time I have called in for help, I have left with the same 'glow' of having received the best and friendliest help ever -- Thank you Peak!!!! Denny L. Corvallis Area Customer

Their service is exemplary. They have taken great care of our organization and helped us grow as a company. They are truly focused on servicing the community, and it's just not words as we see them out in the community all the time supporting a range of community-minded activities. PEAK is like family and they are really good at what they do. We love PEAK.

Bre Miller Corvallis Knights General Manager