Paul is a professional engineer with a degree in materials and extensive experience in instrumentation design and analytical chemistry. He has owned and sold three companies as well as generating eight other spin-off companies. He was a consultant for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and his work took him to Kenya, Cyprus, Europe, the USA and the Ivory Coast. In 2000, Paul joined the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). During his time with IRAP, he worked with over 400 companies, universities and colleges and technology accelerator/incubator centers. He retired from IRAP in 2012. He returned to live in Nelson where he provides business and technical consulting. Paul became a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) in 2009. He now provides consulting in change management, strategy and commercialization of technology as well as reviewing funding proposals for companies and agencies. He has extensive experience on boards and committees. Currently he is a member of the Kootenay Association of Science and Technology board of directors. As a volunteer, he joined Patient Voices Network which led to becoming the co-chair for the Interior Patient Engagement in Research (PEiR) Committee and a member of several other committees including the Primary Care Community Transformation (PCCT) committee and the Interior Health Authority Research Advisory Council.