I'm Paulette, and I'm from a small town in Ohio. I went to the Ohio State University for undergrad and graduated with a B.S. in Molecular Genetics. I played trumpet in the Ohio State University Marching Band, a well-known and difficult-to-get-into tryout band in the Big Ten. My husband, Kevin, and I met at OSU and were in band together.
Kevin and I were married on August 7, 2004, in my hometown.
I went back to grad school and graduated with an M.S. in Cell & Developmental Biology in 2006 from the University of Michigan. I went to school at an arch rival university, but of course I still cheer for Ohio State. Kevin and I are huge football fans.
After being a lab rat for a few years, I decided to change career paths and started working for Google in December 2006 when they opened an office in Ann Arbor. We also have two adorable kitties - new kitten Willow and 11 year old Akai.
Kevin has always been a runner, but I started running regularly to train for a Mt. Hood climb. We made it to the summit in April 2008.
In 2009, I ran my first 10K in Ann Arbor and my first half marathon with Kevin in San Francisco. I was addicted to running.
We also love skiing, hiking, camping and basically anything outdoorsy.
October brought the SF Marathon Ambassador announcement, and I was thrilled to be selected to rep the race. It's one of my favorites, not to mention the very first 5K and half marathon I ever ran.
And that's where I am. I have fun with endurance sports, skiing, hiking and love any active pursuit. I love the runners high and feeling the fatigue of a great workout. Here's to enjoying an active life and feeling great!