Historian - Seattle Office
Paul’s areas of expertise include oral history, litigation support, and writing historical narratives for federal agencies. He is the author of Managing a Land in Motion: An Administrative History of Point Reyes National Seashore (2007) and co-author of Privatizing Military Family Housing: A History of the US Army’s Residential Communities Initiative, 1995–2010 (2012), which won the National Council on Public History’s 2014 Excellence in Consulting Award. He has also been a co-author or contributing author for several other historical studies for the National Park Service and US Army Corps of Engineers.
Prior to becoming a historian, Paul worked for ten years as a social worker, and also spent ten wonderful summers working as an NPS interpretive ranger at Mount Rainier National Park. He received his MA in History from the University of Idaho in 2001 and joined HRA in 2003. Paul returns to Mount Rainier to ski or hike as often as he can.