Paul honed his GIS skills as a GIS technician in the natural resources field before beginning a career in wildland fire in 2012. As an NWCG qualified Geographic Information Systems Specialist (GISS) Paul has provided GISS support to Federal and State Incident Management teams on over 40 major wildland fires across California and the South West. He brings with him an extensive knowledge of incident GIS and wildland fire operations.
Paul has also worked extensively on wildland fire mitigation projects both as a geospatial analyst and as a project manager. He has worked on projects ranging from community wildfire protection plans, to parcel level hazard assessments, to preattack maps for both private and public entities and everything in between.
Paul’s relationship with fire is also personal. In 2018 he lost his home in Paradise, CA during the Camp fire. Since then, Paul has committed himself to helping restore healthy fire adapted ecosystems and helping communities learn to live with fire.