For 35 years, Paula has been helping Lewis County 4-H'ers and families through UT Extension.
Growing up as a 4-H'er in Alabama, Paula was familiar with land grant systems and Extension offices and was excited when the opportunity presented itself to work as a UT Extension agent.
Her career has been spent investing in Lewis County's adults and youth, and Paula's work with the 4-H program has been especially impactful.
"It has been so rewarding to see what 4-H can mean in the lives of children in Lewis County," she said. "There is so much you can teach them and such an opportunity to be a positive influence."
"I have developed leadership and communication skills that I didn't realize that I had," Paula added. "UT has given me a great career and the opportunity to go to a job that I love every day."
Paula is married to her husband, Howard, and has a son, Kyle. She enjoys reading, traveling and watching the birds from her porch.