Paula was raised in Dacoma, graduating from Carmen-Dacoma in 1974. After high school she attended Oklahoma State University, graduating with a 2 year business degree. In 1977, she began working as an office manager in medical offices. In 2008, Paula became a crop insurance agent with Pate Agency and started working part time for Kent McMahan, CPA in Cherokee, which then became K Forell and Associates. Paula’s greatest passion is her family. She is married, has 3 children and 2 grandsons. She works part time at the ENJ Financial Office in Cherokee as a Client Relations Specialist.