Paul has been out and active in the LGTBQIA community for over 3 decades. He has organized and produced community centered grass root events, been a peer counselor, peer group moderator and facilitator for close to 2 decades. He believes in ethics, values, action, equity and justice based community service and mutual aid. He has been working in finance and accounting for over a decade and has an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Pepperdine University. He has served on the board of The Pacific Center for Human Growth in Berkeley, CA, Folsom Street Events as Board Treasurer, Trans Lifeline as Board Treasurer, and a member of the finance committee for Transgender Law Center.