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Hi I'm Paul

I have three sisters, three daughters and two grand daughters. I am a media professional and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

From the time that I was young I always wanted to work in the advertising industry. It was the focus of my college years. I tried to start a career in the advertising field in the eastern part of the United States. With no career prospects I loaded all of my earthly possessions in my car and headed out West seeking fame and fortune. I landed a job at a major newspaper and so my media career began. Surprisingly the newspaper industry has afforded me the opportunity to partner with a variety of media technologies. Everything from print, local radio and broadcast television to digital pagers, cable and satellite TV. Now in today's world for internet, face book and tweeting the media world continues to morph and develop into a personal smorgasbord of news and information customized to our career and life style choices. Now is one of the most exciting times to be in the media industry. It's great to be involved in the development of news and information delivery systems that will be used over the next five years.

Why I am a Mormon

My membership in the church has been such an anchor in my life. From the time that my family and I were baptized in a small town in West Virginia, through raising my three daughters and now as I watch my grandchildren grow. My knowledge and understanding of why I am here and where I am going has intensified the love I have for my parents, my siblings, my wife, my children and their children. I love my savior Jesus Christ and I am so grateful for his atoning sacrifice and what that means to me and to all of God's children.

How I live my faith

The Savior is our ultimate example. He has shown us how we should live. How we should treat one another, and how we should treat ourselves. I believe one of the best ways to live your faith is through serving others. Since our children were small we've tried to give them opportunities to understand that there are many people with difficulties and that struggle. My wife and I have tried to give them opportunities to help in the community and to give back. It started when they were just 11, 9 and 7 years old. We had an opportunity as a family to volunteer in a soup kitchen in Alexandria, Louisiana. Each of our daughters had an opportunity to do some actual work. The youngest passed out utensils while another handed out rolls and the oldest worked on the food line serving hot entrees. This experienced left a lasting impression. So much so that they have volunteered each year for the past 13 years to help prepare meals for the Salvation Army's Christmas Dinner program. As a father I am proud that they enjoy and want to serve those in need. As a member of the Church I am please to see them striving to follow the Savior's example of serving their fellow men. I believe service is one of the most important things any of us can do to.