Raised in upstate New York, Paul launched his career at Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation in the areas of strategic planning and IT. While in New York he worked at Cornell University and helped establish their first digital archiving conservation project before moving to an administrative position in the School of Engineering.
A Cape Cod resident since 1999, he has worked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in IT. Most recently, he held the position of Energy Coordinator for the Town of Falmouth where he still coordinates various energy-related projects.
He has taught classes at WHOI, Mashpee Senior Center, Falmouth New Comers Club, Falmouth Community School, Barnstable Senior Center and the Town of Falmouth.