Growing up in the coastal hills of Southern California has given Paula a deep love and respect for the land, the ocean and animals. Her career has focused on marketing and outreach at tech and media companies, in the insurance industry and most recently with an agricultural trade association. Her outreach work includes creating great experiences for children with newspapers as living textbooks, edible school gardens (If they grow it, they'll eat it!) and now sharing the open space with children of all ages. A SCUBA diver and UCCE Master Gardener, she pretty much cannot get enough of the outdoors. She lives in Laguna Beach with her husband of 24 years and their two rescue dogs, Morgan and Reggae.