Paul co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance with Andrew Slack in 2005 and served as its Executive Director from 2013-2014. In 2002, Paul and his brother Joe started the bandHarry and the Potters, now cited as the founders of Wizard Rock, a genre of music based on Harry Potter. The band was profiled in the 2008 documentaryWe Are Wizardsand they have spent much of the last decade touring the world. Paul is also the creator of theWizard Rock EP of the Month Club,Nerds for Obama,the Secret Order of the Black Diamondand he writes and producesThe Cephalopodcast, a fiction podcast from the perspective of a giant squid. He lives in Lawrence, KS where he and his wife runWonder Fair, an art gallery focused on community engagement projects and adventure.