From the Program Book of the 17th IAGSDC Convention, held in Baltimore, MD in 2000:
Paul, a third generation Californian, first became interested in square dancing during his senior year in high school when he took a beginner's class with the Conejo Swingers, a teen club in Thousand Oaks. Although the class started in February 1972, he decided to try his hand (voice?) at calling, and started a calling class the following December a scant nine months later.
Dancing has always been an important part of his life. Over the years this has included participation in international folk dancing, square dancing, round dancing, international style competitive ballroom dancing, clogging, contra, and western. Coming close to completing 24 years of calling, Paul calls through C-2 and dances through C-3A. Presently he teaches the beginners's class for the Tinseltown Squares of Los Angeles and the See-Me Squares of Simi Valley and calls dances for local clubs and out-of-town engagements.
When not calling or working, Paul likes keeping up with personal computer technology, doing step-aerobic classes to hold off the ravages of time, collecting interesting friends and generally enjoying life to the fullest. Welcome to "Bawlmer," Paul! We're glad to have you for Crack the Crab!
- calls Basic thru C2
- began dancing and calling in 1972
- caller for Tinseltown Squares, founder of See-Me Squares
- served on the convention committee for Lights, Camera, Linear Action
- received the Golden Boot Award in 1999
- spearheaded the effort to create the first Rainbow Room at the 50th National Square Dance Convention in Anaheim, CA 2001
- convention calling staff at
- actively promoted the Henzel Plan for recruiting new square dancers, and was key to the boom in Southern California GLBTQ clubs in the mid-1990s
- frequent contributor to SquareUp! Magazine, profiled in SquareUp! Magazine Issue 20
- called on the CBS TV show Big Brother