Before Paul joined Sea Grant in 1999, he spent 10 years working for the Maine Department of Marine Resources, first as the chief microbiologist and then as the director of the Public Health Division. He has been involved in all aspects of seafood safety and environmental monitoring. At Sea Grant, he is the director of the program, and leader of the Marine Extension Team, a group of 9 Sea Grant and Cooperative Extension staff members who are based all along the Maine coast. He is also serving as interim research coordinator in 2009-2010. Paul is involved in several state-wide initiatives including alternative ocean energy, climate change adaptation, and restoration of Atlantic salmon. Paul and his wife Jan live in Winterport, Maine where they enjoy their six children, organic gardening, at “Harmony Farm.” In his free time, Paul plays guitar and mandolin in the Maine-based band, Blue Northern.
B.S. (Microbiology) University of Maine, 1983
M.S. (Microbiology) University of Maine, 1985