Peter Nestler was born in Ketchikan, Alaska and moved to Juneau at five years old (there aren't a ton of memories about the first 5 years other than that he loved bright green and had a cool green suit that he used to wear to church). If you've never visited Alaska, it rains a lotread the rest
Peter Nestler was born in Ketchikan, Alaska and moved to Juneau at five years old (there aren’t a ton of memories about the first 5 years other than that he loved bright green and had a cool green suit that he used to wear to church). If you’ve never visited Alaska, it rains a lot (at least in Southeast AK). This leads to a thick skin when it comes to rain and lots of indoor activities. In second grade Peter witnessed a jump rope assembly at my elementary school and was hooked. He started jumping that very day and was probably one of the worst candidates for the professional jumping school. He stunk. But, Peter was determined to learn. He spent the entire year practicing so he could make it on the GV Jumpers (Glacier Valley Elementary). Third grade came around Peter made the team. They changed the name to the Juneau Jumpers and Peter spent 9 years practicing, performing, competing and traveling around the world. During their years of competition, the team won 7 World Championships along with numerous local, state and national tournaments. They had a rockin’ awesome team!
During this whole period, Peter dealt with numerous character issues. He was extremely shy (a fact that most people find hard to believe considering that he talks to people for a living) and spent most of his time hiding who he was and what he felt from everybody. For some reason it was determined that he would be the one that everyone would pick on. Peter ended up with a very strong dislike of who he was and really didn’t think that he was good for anything. This lead to many years that he wished he didn’t exist and was in deep need of a way out.
What helped Peter through those tough years was finding something that he was passionate about. Too many people today float through life and never experience that. He wants to introduce students to the idea that anything can be your passion, not just the standard sports, but anything can be that life changing activity for them. Peter’s happens to be rather odd, but because of how he approached it, people think it’s awesome.
In 1997, 2 months after Peter graduated High School, he moved to Chicago and worked for an established professional there for 6 months. After finishing up, he moved to Florida and started his own business alongside his best friend.
He took off after 6 months and decided to go the standard career path and left me to figure out a way to make the jump rope lifestyle work on my own. I spent 4 years working room service and waiting tables at a hotel while trying to get my business off the ground. I learned a lot about customer service and that practically everyone thought I was joking when I said I was going to be a professional rope skipper. In 2002 I ended up getting sick of Florida so I moved to Oklahoma. Which leads me to today. I’ve spent the last few years doing an intense school tour (about 350 schools per year) where I go in and encourage students to become a champion in life by working hard and studying. I have recently taken this to the next stage with füsed. It’s much more than just what I do, but it’s a lifestyle that each and every student can live by fusing their talents with work, education and determination. I’ve had the opportunity to perform all over the world in countries such as: Australia, British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, South Korea, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand and Vietnam. I’ve also performed in all 50 states in the U.S. as well as special performances at such venues as: Tivoli Gardens in Denmark, Sea World, Disney Land, Disney World and a Seattle Supersonics vs. Boston Celtics halftime show. I also recently doubled Adam Sandler in the movie Jack & Jill which came out in 2011. Since 1997 I’ve performed over 2,000 assembly programs for over a million students throughout the world.read less