Paul Bates is a talented visionary with a passion for animals. He started his first business at the age of 16 repairing computers after school. Graduating from Mountain Home High School in 1997 he immediately moved to Kansas City to attend DeVry University for Telecommunications Management and then Ottawa University for Business Management. After working in the corporate world for 13 years as an IT Analyst he wanted a drastic change from the 9 to 5 office environment and decided to move back to Little Rock in 2010. Once established in Little Rock Paul reinvented himself and became an Event Planner and the Director of Arkansas Destinations, Arkansas Trolley Company. After a 4 year venture, he saw his life needing a change from the rat race of the transportation and event planning industry and Paul ended his tenure with Arkansas Destinations, Inc. in May of 2014 and joined team Rockin’ Paws! Paul has always been a pet lover and supporter of pet rescues and foundations. He has rescued and fostered several dogs and grew up with Cocker Spaniels, his all-time favourite breed. Paul currently has a 16 year old (deaf) parti colored Spaniel named Darla. He has attended many pet obedience and agility training classes while training his own dogs and is certified in Pet First Aid and Disaster Response. He always says “I love what I do!” Paul covers Little Rock and surrounding areas as needed.