Paul came to Kearney in 1979 from Casper Wyoming to attend Kearney State College. He graduated in 1983 with a B.S. degree in Construction Management and married his wife Tammy in August of that same year. Paul and Tammy have made Kearney their home ever since. After working for a local home builder for 10 years, Paul started his own construction company, Jackson Construction in 1994 and is still actively building custom homes in Kearney today. Paul and Tammy have two wonderful sons, Derek and Zach, both of whom are currently attending colleges in Nebraska, making them officially empty nesters. Derek is in his second year at UNL where he is studying Nutrition Science, and Zach is in his first year at Hastings College where he is majoring in Construction Management. Paul and Tammy are members of Saint James Catholic Church.