I grew up in a small town just north of Toronto enjoying the great outdoors. My love for skiing influenced my choice of university as I applied with proximity to great skiing in mind – hence I went to McGill where I could ski and study. I studied Geography and Political Science which together with the occasional day of hooky for skiing, probably developed my desire to travel. Hence, I packed a bag and travelled for a year throughout much of Eastern & Western Europe, parts of the Middle East and parts of Africa. This was followed by a summer-time return to Portugal to work and a two-year dream job in Vernon, B.C. where I managed to satisfy two of my true passions - teaching skiing and seeking out fresh tracks in powder!! I still vividly recollect one day of skiing where the director of my ski school humorously quipped to the others we were skiing with: “Let’s let Peter go first. I know he really hates steep powdery bumps!”

Despite my love of skiing, my interests are many and varied and include beach volleyball, rollerblading, cycling, reading, writing, politics, environmental sustainability, going to the gym, tennis, scuba diving, soccer, water skiing, camping, hiking, and of course skiing & travelling. My latest adventure took me to Peru to hike Machu Picchu and watch the condors fly at Colca Canyon!

Having begun the practice of law, it has rapidly become apparent that the time once spent on active endeavours outdoors has been replaced by long hours indoors – which has only helped me to appreciate the times I now get to partake in any of my outdoor interests.