Paula is a native Floridian, was raised in Eustis, Florida and graduated from Eustis High School in 1987. She was employed as a dental assistant 1988-1990 and decided that she would further her education and graduated from Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, Florida with an A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene in 1993.
Paula was hired by Dr. Winker in 1993 and enjoyed practicing at his office for 19 years. She spent a few years not practicing but returned to the office in 2017. The fact that Dr. Winker is a generous employer who leads by example while maintaining the highest ethics and quality of dentistry left no question in Paula's mind if she would want to return.
Paula and her husband Bobby have raised their two sons in Eustis and both sons are presently attending college. She and Bobby enjoy trips to the mountains for hiking, and biking, fishing fresh & salt waters or simply hanging out in Eustis with friends but they both admit they miss their sons' ball games.