Paula was the first board member of Noonan Scholars, and along with the two founders, was largely responsible for bringing Noonan to Boston. She has directly mentored five Scholars from the Los Angeles program, and indirectly supported many more. Paula is a graduate of Endicott College and the California Culinary Academy with degrees in restaurant management and the culinary arts. Paula has raised two beautiful daughters while supporting her husband Garrett in the opening of several restaurants in Boston, one of which is Eastern Standard. Over the last eighteen years, Paula has been an active volunteer in the Winchester Public Schools and organizations such as the Woman’s Lunch Place.