Paul had a 30-year career at the Mary Pack Arthritis Program (MPAP) in Vancouver. Initially trained as a social worker, he provided counselling to clients for 20 years before taking a position in which he was involved in coordinating professional and patient education at MPAP, as well as other related tasks. His areas of interest are many and include patient empowerment, eHealth applications, eLearning, communities of practice, and models of care, to name a few. He has nurtured these interests through his participation in research and previous volunteer roles with AHPA and the Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP). He has been retired since 2019 and now lives on Vancouver Island.