Vice President and Partner, Luxury Meetings Summit; Virtual Health & Fitness Coach
Paul was raised as an Army brat and lived in Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, Panama, and Germany. Although neither of his childhood dreams—being an architect like Mike Brady or the lead singer of a heavy metal band—came to fruition, Paul’s big break in the hospitality business came as a boat pilot at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
He has spent his professional career primarily representing luxury hotels for properties such as the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Walt Disney’s Grand Floridian, and The Villas of Grand Cypress. Paul is currently the vice president and business partner of Luxury Meetings Summit, which helps hospitality suppliers and meeting planners connect at more than fifty North American shows annually.
After winning a personal battle with obesity, Paul also owns a virtual health coaching business, through which he helps and motivates others looking to change their lifestyles with the same programs and products that changed his life. He is growing as a presenter and writer, with a focus on inspiring and helping others with personal development.
He and his love, Karen Leigh, enjoy visiting the ocean and anything Starbucks. His two beautiful children, Presley and Nicholas, are avid soccer players, and they relish geeking out with their dad to Star Wars, Marvel, and Christmas music. Being a University of Florida graduate makes Paul an avid Gators sports fan.
Paul and his family live in central Florida.