Peter was born and raised in Montreal. He first graduated from Mount Allison University with a Certificate in Engineering. He went on to get his Bachelor of Engineering degree (Civil) from McGill University. He began his career with CN Rail in railway line maintenance, improving the efficiency and productivity of major railway gangs to replace rail, track ties, and maintaining rail and roadway quality standards. He returned to McGill University for a Master of Business Administration degree. After post-graduate school, his work with CN Rail was in product/service development, marketing, operations, and computer information and control systems development. He then went on to the federal government with Transport Canada where he was Chief of Railway Capacity and, subsequently, Director of Railway Freight Policy.
Peter has paid a price for his lengthy football and basketball career with injuries which led over time to surgeries in various hospitals in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and at Northumberland Hills Hospital. His wife Pat has had her share of hospital stays with birthing three children and her own assortment of fractures to legs, arms, and ankles requiring surgeries. These hospital exposures have given Peter a widespread appreciation for what constitutes good patient care and associated family care considerations.
Peter has been a resident of Baltimore for eleven years, and a Patient and Family Care Advisor for two years. He is currently assigned to the Human Resources department of NHH.