Episode # 18- Paul Martel- Cyclist- Naval Pilot- Googler-Amazon
Paul is a 52 year-old masters road, mountain, and gravel cyclist 3 seasons of the year, and a nordic skier in the winter. He competes on occasion, with some notable events being the Mt. Washington bicycle hillclimb (8x), the Kearsarge Klassic gravel/adventure ride, the Carrabassett Backcountry Challenge MTB race, and the Great Glen-to-Bretton Woods nordic ski marathon. Originally from Maine, Paul lives in Southern NH with his high school sweetheart and wife of nearly 29 years and his two children. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and became an officer in the US Marine Corps, where he was a Harrier single-seat attack jet pilot. After leaving the Marine Corps, he began a career in the corporate world as an Operations professional, with various roles of growing responsibility in manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and ecommerce at companies that included Cardinal Health, Amazon and Google.