After serving as the President and CEO of the Telluride Foundation since its inception in 2000; in 2022, Paul transitioned to leading the Telluride Foundation’s supported organization Paradox Community Trust and its workforce housing initiative Rural Homes.
Prior to the Telluride Foundation, Paul worked as the Director of Business Development for Booth Creek Ski Holdings six resorts. Paul’s ski industry experience began in 1984 with the U.S. Ski Team in Park City, UT. He served as the Vice President of Athletics and Alpine Olympic ski coach, directing and managing all athletic aspects of the 6 Olympic sports of the U.S. Ski Team including 200 athletes, 60 staff and 50,000 members. Paul is a board member of the Colorado Association of Funders, Bright Futures for Early Childhood and Families, Mobile Accord and the Council on Foundation Community Foundation Leadership Team and chairs the Technology Task Force.
Paul holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado. He lives in Telluride, Colorado with his wife, Lois Whitesel Major, J.D., where they have raised their three, now adult children, Victor, Naomi and Malcolm.