Peter received his associate degree in computer science from Sheridan College and worked for leading edge technology companies including Autodesk and Hewlett Packard. He later became an entrepreneur by creating an award winning Computer Aided Design System business with six employees. As his expertise in Engineering Data Management grew he took on the position of project manager for a California based software company travelling to Asia, Western Europe, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, New Zealand and across the US implementing engineering data systems. Currently, and for the past 8 years, Peter works for NAV CANADA as their National Technical Data Management System Analyst, providing solutions in Aviation Engineering Data Management.
Music is an important part of Peter’s life. Peter has achieved his Royal Conservatory for piano which lead to creating and composing his award nominated Caribou Moose Children recordings. He has recorded three albums and was honoured to be a JUNO Awards Judge in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Peter also performs professionally with the Elton John Tribute Band as well as on his own or as a cello piano classical duet.
Peter volunteered as a RCMP Auxiliary Constable and as the Area Commissioner for Scouts Canada both positions required training, qualifications and a high degree of professionalism. He has been providing a leadership role in community by serving on the Board of Directors of the Maple Ridge Arts Council, the Maple Ridge Christmas Festival Society, Spirit Wood Festival, North Fraser Blue
Grass festival, and the Silver Valley Neighbourhood Society. Peter also served on the organizing committees for Earthday, the GETI festival, and many other local events.
Peter is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Haney Rotary, and the 31st BP Guild, a group of experienced Scouters that serves and supports local Scout and Guiding groups.
Peter’s involvement in the community has been recognized by the Maple Ridge Chamber of Commerce - nominated for business excellence 2 years in row, and received many formal notes of appreciation and plaques from the Disability Games, The Salvation Army, Community Services and the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation.