Paul works with CFS as an Advanced Certified College Advisor.
Paul first became involved in protecting family’s finances in 2000. It soon became apparent to Paul that families needed help in the very complex field of college cost planning and selection. For those families who would like a more in-depth understanding of the overall college planning process, Paul is passionate about teaching and helping those families navigate the oftentimes confusing and complicated process of preparing and paying for college.
Paul enjoys working with families to help them better understand the overall college planning process and help them better prepare and pay for college. Paul is focused on helping families with high school-aged students obtain the best possible post-secondary education at the best price.
Paul understands the importance of a higher education and also realizes that each family has unique circumstances. Paul’s philosophy has always been to ‘teach people true principles, let them decide how to proceed, then support them in that process.’
Quote from Paul, “It is amazing what college planning and educating families can accomplish in terms of saving the family money, reducing student loans, opening career opportunities, and receiving offer letters from top tier schools that they thought may have been out of reach.”
Paul was born in San Diego, California at Balboa Naval Hospital while his father was stationed there as a 2nd Lieutenant with the US Marines. Paul has lived in California, Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, Iowa, New York, and Florida. Paul attended Lima Senior High School in Ohio and is an Eagle Scout.
Paul was the 1st to graduate with both a FULL Business Administration and a FULL Mechanical Engineering BSME degree from Ohio Northern University ONU, a 150-year-old institution. After this accomplishment, ONU made this business and engineering combination a formal degree offering. Paul also has a Masters in Business Administration MBA, at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University ERAU in Daytona Beach, Florida, where Paul graduated with distinction. ERAU is the largest and oldest aeronautical university in the world, with 130 campuses in Arizona, Florida and at 90 US Military Bases worldwide.
Paul married his college sweetheart. Paul and his wife (a pharmacist) are the proud parents of two wonderful children – a boy and a girl.
Paul enjoys many outdoor activities, ballroom dancing, and travel. He has been to 41 of the US States, 60 countries, and all 7 continents, including Antarctica.
Paul is in leadership roles in several nonprofit organizations.
“A college education alone does not guarantee success,” says Paul, “but it does open many doors which would otherwise remain closed.”
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