Troxell graduated from San Francisco State College as a Theater Major, earned a Ford Foundation grant to study theater administration at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., was managing director of Stanford Reparatory Theater, a professional theater company at Stanford University. He was the manager of the bluegrass/rock and roll band Oganookie, a popular Santa Cruz phenomena in the late 60's and early 70's. Later he managed the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival. For many years he served as a board member of the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County. He's known as the father of the San Lorenzo Valley Children's Center and Mountain Community Theater. He also is the father of 3 fabulous people, Adriana, Lyle and Marina. He lives in Lompico with his wife, Diana, and a red doberman named Charles.
Peter Troxell has produced, directed and performed in dozens of theatrical and musical productions with Shakespeare/Santa Cruz, Cabrillo Music Festival, Bear Republic, and Mountain Community Theatre, among others.