Paul has been climbing for over 25 years, and guiding for the past 15+ years in New England and the Adirondacks. During his extended apprenticeship in negotiating the vertical environment, Paul has had the good fortune to climb rock and ice in many corners of the U.S., including such places as the Tetons, Yosemite, the granite cracks and sandstone spires of Utah and Arizona, and the icy flows of Ouray and Boulder, Colorado, amongst others. Most of his climbing time has been spent thoroughly exploring the multitude of cliffs all over the Northeast. Paul is a an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor and has completed the AMGA Rock Instructor Course, as well as numerous other technical skills courses.
Paul spends much of his time outside of guiding as a mild mannered high school science teacher. His other interests include hiking, skiing, gardening, fishing, writing, and the endless tasks of working on a century-old farmhouse in northern Vermont.