Paul Heavenridge is the executive director of Literacyworks, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting educators and learners in the fields of adult and family literacy. Paul has a master’s degree in Counseling and Adult Education and an MFT. He has an extensive background in educational technology design and delivery, as well as web-based training development and curriculum design. As a library commissioner, he feels that that the library is the soul of the community and strongly supports the library’s adult literacy program expansion. He believes in lifelong learning as a path towards opportunity and fulfillment. Paul is a Roseland School District Community Advisory Board member, a Friend of the Petaluma River board member, and an advisory board member of the Space Station Museum in Novato. He directs the Literacyworks Lecture series in Sonoma County. He grew up on lakes and rivers in Michigan. He loves to scuba dive, kayak, raise bees, read, talk space stuff, and, to the dismay of many, pun. Paul represents the City of Petaluma on the Library Commission.