As a serial social entrepreneur, Peyton co-founded the Austin Art + Music Partnership in 2008 to support and nurture the creative process for artists in the City of Austin, TX to better mine Creative Capital and directly benefit the community.
Peyton also developed the service delivery model developed for S.A.H.M. or (Soulful Alliance for Healthy Musicians coined by Austin American Statesman writer Michael Corcoran in 2003) that continues today as a separate project.
Prior to his nonprofit work, Peyton completed a Masters Degree in Education for Counseling, and worked with at-risk and difficult-to-treat populations for ten years.
continues to perform as a musician and writer - a career that began with his
first band, Quicksand, formed in middle school.
toured and recorded in Germany through the 80's until his
regular Saturday night gig was taken over by a duo playing a cassette tape and posing for pictures.
That duo, Milli Vanilli went on to sell millions, and Peyton
moved to Austin.