Hi, I’m Paul.
I’m a Product Manager at Twitter living in San Francisco. Before Twitter, I was the founding CEO at Learndot from 2009 until late 2014.
I was born in the snowy Canadian priarie city of Calgary, Alberta, in 1983. When I was five, my dad brought home a 386 running DOS. It came with a pack of 50 floppies, each loaded with a different shareware game and the computer soon became my favorite toy. It still is. As a teenager in the 90s, I taught myself HTML to make a Smashing Pumpkins fansite on Geocities. I also spent way too much time in MUDs.
I had some other interests too and they’ve also stuck with me: soccer, music, growing food, languages (both human and computer), and writing.
In 2001, I moved to Vancouver to attend UBC where I graduated with a BA in Anthropology and English. After graduation, I moved to Beijing, China and started a translation company. I sold it in 2008, moved back to Vancouver, and did a second degree in Computer Science. In 2009, while in school, I started Learndot with my childhood best friend, Joe Gaudet. It eventually led me to San Francisco.
In 2015, I joined Twitter as a PM in Growth, and have worked on a lot of great products with amazing colelagues.
Wanna chat? Can I be helpful? Sending me a tweet is your best bet, but email usually works too: firstname.lastname@example.org.