Paul grew up in Minnesota where he learned to love the outdoors, riding his bike, fishing and canoeing in the summers and skiing in the winters on Minnesota’s 300 foot-tall “mountains”.
After finishing college, he was commissioned as an officer in the USAF eventually becoming a special operations and reconnaissance instructor navigator flying and serving around the world for twenty-two years.
Living and traveling around the world has given Paul opportunities to explore outdoor passions. He is an advanced scuba diver, a pilot, a sailor and has skied in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.
These days, Paul lives in Summit County, Colorado with Kate (the Doctor of Stoke) and Sansa the snow dog. He works as a Registered Nurse and Nordic Center Groomer.
Given the time, he enjoys alpine and nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and skijoring as well as hiking, mountain and road cycling in the “off season”.