1966-1985  New Haven, CT 
1985-1989    School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
                      Tufts University, BFA (Studio art)
1991  New Haven Art Fabricators, New Haven, CT (Art fabricator)
1992  Dan Blue Art Fabrications, Chicago, IL (Art fabricator)
1993  Breakfast Woodworks, Guilford, CT (Architectural woodworker)
1994  Connecticut Valley Railroad, Essex, CT (Railcar and steam locomotive restoration)
1994  Red Hook Fabricators, Jerry Lerner, Brooklyn, NY (Art fabricator)
1995   Studio Dell'Arte, Jeremy Lebensohn, New York, NY (Architectural metal fabricator) 
1995-1996  Milgo/Bufkin, Brooklyn, NY (Architectural sculpture fabricator)
1997-1998   Cranbrook Academy of Art, MFA (Metalsmithing, 3D Design)
1998-2002  Perfect Circle Metalworks, Ltd, Brooklyn, NY (Founding partner)
2002-2004  Material Process Systems, Inc., Brooklyn, NY (Founding partner)    
2004-2014  PKDF, LLC (Peter Kirkiles Design and Fabrication), South Kent, CT
2014-present  21B Design Inc, Staatsburg, NY  (Founding partner),