Paula is originally from Bennettsville, South Carolina. She moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in her early teens, graduating from E. E. Smith High School. After raising her children and focusing on her family for many years, she returned to college. Paula earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in 2015, graduating with Suma Cum Laude honors.
Paula is blessed with two daughters, a son, and a grand puppy named Riggs. She is very grateful for the time that she was given to be a stay at home mom; she loved every chaotic second. Although, her children are adults and live on the west coast she spends as much time with them on FaceTime as they will allow her.
Paula has worked in Business Management and Human Resources for more than ten years. She spent most of that time working at a university and staffing agencies. Paula enjoys the challenge of all things business and was looking to transition when she learned about the Atkins Law Firm through a friend of Dewana’s sister. We believe it was divine planning. Paula serves as the office manager and helps oversee the day to day functions of the firm.
Paula lives in Laurens, South Carolina, with her life partner, Mike. They love the great outdoors. Off the clock, Paula is an avid gardener and loves to fish—Lake Greenwood, Lake Murray, or anywhere the fish are biting. She also enjoys a good audio book and can tell stories with “the best of them.”