Paul is an 18-year veteran of the oil and gas exploration and production industry in Wyoming. He currently serves as a Director for Jonah Energy LLC. Jonah Energy operates the Jonah Field in Wyoming, one of the largest gas fields in North America. Prior to coming to Jonah Energy, Paul worked at Encana Oil & Gas as a senior advisor.
Paul is Chairman of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming, serves on The Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees and is Past Chairman of the BLM Resource Advisory Council. He also serves as an oil and gas representative on Wyoming Governor Mead’s Sage Grouse Implementation Team since the team was founded in 2007.
Prior to his career in oil and gas Paul served in the United States Navy in the intelligence community and served on the staff of a Wyoming Governor and Wyoming Congressman.
Paul, a fourth generation native, grew up in Meeteetse and Cody, Wyoming and is an avid motorcycle enthusiast, fly fisherman and hunter. He and his family now live in Pinedale, Wyoming.
Paul and his family also operate a small family business, Ulrich’s Fossil Gallery. The business quarries, prepares and markets 50 million year old fossil fish from the famed Green River Formation outside of Kemmerer, Wyoming.
He joined the board to help the lives of the amazing families of Sublette County that are fighting cancer. His family has been deeply impacted by cancer. January 19, 2017 marks the date that his 34-year-old niece Jessica was taken. The date, and a commitment to fight for her legacy will forever remain with Paul.