Mark holds a history degree from Dalhousie University. His professional career to date has involved working within the petroleum industry and now the Human Resources sector. Mark spent twelve years with Irving Oil Limited. His responsibilities included working with clients, on a number of significant projects, including Hibernia as well as a number of significant projects. After leaving Irving Oil, he continued to be involved with the offshore, managing a number of industrial supply companies in the Atlantic Canadian market.
Mark joined Peapell & Associates/Supertemp in 2001. Supertemp/Peapell& Associates is an independent family owned, staffing solutions provider. Supertemp is a temporary staffing provider, which specializes in providing companies and organizations with temporary staffing solutions. Supertemp specializes in office, accounting and IT support personnel solutions.
Peapell & Associates provides permanent staffing solutions, offering permanent recruiting to a wide range of companies and organizations. Since joining the firm he has assumed to the current position as President, he is responsible for growing and developing the business as well as high level recruiting and consulting.
As a founding member of the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, located in Halifax, NS, he has been involved with all aspects of aviation heritage. He has also presented to audiences across North America (including the prestigious Smithsonian Institute) on historic aviation and managing heritage institutions.
Mark is on the board of directors of Canadian Aeronautical Preservation Association, as well as The Association of Nova Scotia Museums which are associations that supports Canada’s Aviation Museums and Nova Scotian Museums respectively.