Paula grew up in the small town of Preston, Missouri. She received her Associates degree from Wentworth and later received her Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Drury.
Paula worked as a QMRP for a DMH provider for approximately two and a half years before secured a position as a caseworker for the State of Missouri in the Family Support Division for 5 years before returning to the DMH field. Paula worked for CHS and was a Service Coordinator for three and a half years before joining the Restoring Hope team in November 2016.
Paula and her husband Michael of 17 years live in Tunas, Missouri where they enjoy just being home and spending time with their family. Together, Paula and Michael have five children, a son-in-law and two grandchildren.