Hi. I'm Paul.

Optimist, Storyteller, Builder... and Half-Egyptian, Clearly.

Me

I'm a Christian, Seattleite, halfsie, Enneagram 5 and Kanye stan.

If we don't know each other, hopefully this website serves as a suitable introduction.


App Portfolio

I haven't let not knowing how to code stop me from building mobile apps. Ideating, prototyping, wireframing, branding and managing the lifecycle of a product gives me the joy of an 8-year old in a bouncy castle.

Below are a few of my favorite projects.

RentHoop

CEO and Co-Founder of RentHoop, an iOS and Android app for finding roommates, rooms and sublets.

Featured by NBCNews, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Geekwire and dozens of other publications, we grew the app to nearly 60K users.

Celebs with COVID-19

With the outbreak of coronavirus came many celebrities who tested positive.

As a way to stay up to date with the status of celebrities who contracted the virus, I made an app using Glide.

iMessage Apps

Built and deployed iMessage apps for influencers and politicians.

Secured contract with influencers and launched three top 10 paid iMessage apps, including one that ranked as high as #2 in the iMessage App Store.

In The News


Book List

Reading books has opened my eyes to so many perspectives outside of my own. Below are a few of my favorites spanning genres.

The big book below is what I'm reading right now or recently finished. To see the rest of my book list, click here to see my GoodReads profile. Most of what I read comes from recommendations so if you have anything you've enjoyed recently, shoot me a note.

Work Experience

Currently working as an Entrepreneur in Residence for Sidekick Digital Media. We're leveraging our digital expertise to launch our own brands. Contract with Made Renovation, a venture-backed company in San Francisco, designing a fully remote sales process and securing $196K in revenue in 2 months.Co-Founder and CEO of RentHoop. I did a lot of stuff. Venture Consultant for Blackstone Launchpad USC, helping students get their ideas off the ground.Local Market Specialist II for Porch.com, a venture-backed home improvement startup in Seattle. Was sort of like a utility infielder, working in three different roles including the Porch Home Management program and outbound sales. Promoted within six months in the sales role. Operations Manager for 3rd Arm Construction, my uncle's residential construction company. Marketing Intern for Bellingham Slam, a semiprofessional basketball team. Branch office administrator for Edward Jones, working at my mom's office.Staff member at Bella Bottega movie theatre. As fun a job a high schooler can have.

Writings

Why Quibi Will be a Success--And Train our Brains to Consume Television Programming DifferentlyHow Sports Stardom Has the Potential to Change What We Watch and How We Watch itYour Guiding for Drafting Fantasy Football Teams — Every YearEvaluating Your App Idea and Supercharging your Chances of Success Part 2How Social Media is Effing With out Brains and Why Snap>InstagramHow NBC's This Is Us is A Mirror to Our Own LivesA Desire For Objectivity

Tech Stack

  • Carrd

  • Shopify

  • Glide

  • Canva

  • AirTable

  • Sensor Tower

  • Typeform

  • SnapAds

  • YouTube Ads

  • Trello

  • Facebook Advertising

  • JIRA

  • Descript