Paula was born and raised 20 minutes south of Boston in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
She started her career in promotional products in 1997. In her 20 + years in the promo industry, she had some really incredible mentors who had a great impact on her success. With hard work and dedication, she has had roles in Sales Support, Account Management, E-commerce, Importing, and as a Regional Business Manager (managing the sales support team) Although she loved each aspect of each position, her true passion has always been in a Sales Coordinator role and she is super excited to join the Brand Fuel team.
Paula and her husband, Leo, have been married for over 20 years and have 3 beautiful children (2 girls and a boy). In her free time, Paula enjoys running, lifting weights, and kick boxing. She also has 2 English Bulldogs, Henry and Bleu and a cat named Louie (who happens to think he’s a dog). Paula and her family (including the fur babies) enjoy spending time as a family and entertaining at their home.
Causes You Support: Veterans (100MilesinMay; ran 100 miles in May 2021 to raise awareness to prevent veteran suicide), 22 PushUps a day in November 2020 to raise awareness for Veteran’s Suicide, Hurley’s Heart Bulldogs Rescue, Vietnam Veterans of America, St. Jude’s Hospital
Favorite Sports Teams: The New England Patriots. I’m also a boxing fan – Rocky Marciano, Marvin Hagler, George Foreman, Felix Trinidad
Pet Peeves: Dirty Microwaves, clutter, and the misuse of there, their, and they’re
Favorite Quote: “For attractive lips, speak words of kindness” – Audrey Hepburn
Favorite Promotional Product and Why: Apparel, especially t-shirts. There are so many great soft shirts and some really fun decorating techniques. I feel like they create great conversation and everyone loves to add to their wardrobe.
Childhood Hero: My Mom and Dad. My mom was born legally blind in one eye and only had a small amount of vision in the other eye. She never let her disability get in the way of getting things done. She did so much for us. My dad worked so hard to support his family sometimes having multiple jobs. They taught us to work hard, be humble, and be kind.
Awards: 1999 Leadership Award. I was flown out to Dallas and presented at our company seminar. It was a very cool experience, one I will never forget.
What I do when no one is looking: I re-clean anything my kids have “cleaned” and I occasionally binge watch the hallmark channel
Favorite Artist: Bob Ross – Who doesn’t love a happy little tree
Favorite Music: – I love music and all different kinds. The Weekend, Rihanna, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, The Beatles, Prince, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Elton John, Pearl Jam – the list goes on and on…
Favorite Place to Travel: – I have been to a few different islands and my favorite has always been the Bahamas
My Superpower: I asked my kids and they all said “Cleaning.”
Favorite Condiment: Mayo
Your dinner guest choice: Tom Brady and his 7 rings
Celebrity Crush: Jason Mamoa and Not Robert Downey Jr, but definitely Tony Stark