Since early 2010 Paul has been a part-time SCInet website administer. He helps to monitor the day-to-day activity on the SCInet wiki along with the other administrators. Personally, he is also responsible for keeping the Calendar of Events current and creating articles for new members on the SCinet from submitted applications.
New information about solar cooking will arrive from various sources, including Google Alerts, Facebook postings, and emails sent from members. Often these sources contain photos, videos and text, which usually require editing, that are then uploaded appropriately to the Wiki.
Working with the other site administrators, the webmasters have constantly strived to better the organization and navigation of the SCInet wiki. This has meant removing outdated material and improving existing articles, and creating new content. This requires concise communication skills, both written and graphic, and a comprehensive knowledge of solar cooking technology.
Wanting to help find a replacement for the venerable CooKit panel cooker, Paul has designed the Panel-Box solar cooker. Its intent is to be durable, pack flat, and offer an alternative to the plastic bag cooking enclosure. He also has a solar box cooker prototype designed to pack down to a simple wooden box.
Paul also has an architectural practice in Seattle, WA, specializing primarily in new and remodeled homes. His background also includes urban planning and furniture design. He enjoys cycling and sea kayaking in the Northwest when he is not at the drawing board or on the computer.