Our Staff

Buffy Peters

Academy Director

Buffy grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa, and attended Iowa State University, earning her bachelor’s degree in Child, Adult and Family Services. Buffy joined the Academy of Grief & Loss as the Academy Coordinator in August 2014 and became Director in October 2017. Prior to joining the Academy, Buffy worked for seven years at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment in Ames as their Traffic/Office Manager.

Buffy enjoys spending her free time cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones, running, and loves all the outdoor festivities that Des Moines has to offer. She also enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews, and her cat, Drake.