Paul graduated from Williamston High School in 1995. He attended Lansing Community College, and graduated from Wayne State University. He began working for the Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes while he was attending LCC, and after graduating from college, he worked as a funeral director at the Van Horn-Eagle Funeral Homes in the Hillsdale area. In 2007, he was offered an opportunity to return to the Lansing area, and began working at the Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes again. He currently lives in Bath.