Hi, I'm Paul
WHERE I COME FROM
I grew up on a small family farm where I learned many lessons about a hard day’s work and developed an appreciation and connection with the land. I worked multiple jobs during college to help pay my way through school, including working for a dairy processing facility, a large tree nursery, and an agricultural chemical company where I literally spent time building railroads.
During my time in college I met my future wife Julie through mutual friends. Julie and I were married shortly after we graduated from college and just recently celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary. We are blessed to have two amazing little boys, Peter who is 4 and Simon who is an infant.
I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family exploring Idaho and traveling to destinations near and far. I also enjoy spending as much time in the water as possible, whether that is in Lake Coeur d'Alene, the Spokane River, or in a pool at the Kroc Center.
WORK & COMMUNITY
I currently own and operate an education and development consulting business with my wife and also own a small family farm with my brother and sister. Prior to starting my own business I spent about a dozen years working as an administrator in higher education, working to build educational opportunities for students and economic outcomes for communities. I have a B.S. in Agricultural Economics and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.
I have had the privilege of serving and volunteering with many organizations in North Idaho, including: Heritage Health, Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM), CDA Economic Development Corporation, North Idaho Tourism Summit, and the CDA Arts and Culture Alliance.