After having a below-knee amputation in 2001, Paul became interested in a prosthetics career and by 2006 he began “shadowing” his own prosthetist, learning about the profession. He also co-developed the Amputee Center of Maryland (ACM) in 2004. ACM operated at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis from 2004-2007 and offered support for amputees as well as their caregivers. Paul also became a peer-mentor with the Amputee Coalition of America, a national support organization and information resource for amputees. As a peer mentor, Paul visited new amputees within days of surgery and was able to offer support and information to them at a very tough time in their lives.
As Paul continued his work with fellow amputees he decided on a career change and received his BOC certification in prosthetics in 2011. He began working with D&J Medical in August of 2015.