Rest in peace, Paul. He was a generous man who did so much for the Seattle area, technology, and the world - and, personally, he had a tremendous impact on my career. I had the privilege of working with him at Vulcan in the late 90's, including serving as his publicist when I was super green and junior and frankly, shitting my pants. I learned and grew so much at that company - and met many wonderful people who were supportive colleagues and became lifelong friends.
My time at Vulcan was immediately followed by nearly five years at Microsoft (Paul's "other" company 😉) - where I worked with so many of you IG friends, especially @mymauivacationrental and @tamihami808, who were more than my managers, but also mentors, coaches, advocates, and eventually, two of my best friends. It was an experience that changed my life, taught me I could aspire to and achieve so much more than I ever imagined, and set me on a trajectory to start my own communications firm and work with Microsoft as a consultant for over a decade.
Now I'm back in the full-time saddle at Microsoft and it's not lost on me that so much of who and where I am is because of this company and the legacy that Paul leaves behind. I feel his impact personally, but what he did for the world, for humanity, for the future is of such great magnitude. He will be missed, but never forgotten. 📷: @vulcaninc
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