About Me

Contact Information
Email: paulakiger@gmail.com
Twitter: @biggreenpen
Insta: biggreenpen
Phone: 850-556-3517
Now that we’ve got that out of the way ….
Introducing myself through these one-dimensional words on a computer screen seems so impersonal! However, you are there and I am here, so we will give it a shot.
In a way, my Twitter profile says it all:
Wife of one, Mom of two, friend of many
The beauty of a website is that I can use more than 140 characters to introduce myself.
My husband, Wayne, and I got married in 1992. (We met on a blind date!) We had our daughter, Tenley, in 1996, and our son, Wayne, in 1999.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Relations from Florida State University.  My master’s degree, also from FSU, is in Counseling and Human Systems.
I took my “bite of the Big Apple” from 1989-1992, when I coordinated the internship program at Fordham University.
When Wayne and I decided to get married and locate in Tallahassee, I worked in communications for the Florida Department of Education’s Comprehensive School Health Program.
In 1994, I moved to the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, which at the time was a fledgling program designed to insure uninsured children. “Fledgling” would never describe Healthy Kids now — we have more than 225,000 enrollees, federal funding, and 30+ staff members.  I have done pretty much every task there except for accounting.
Throughout the years, reading and writing have always been a thread running through my life. In New York, I proofread professionally for Ballantine Books. I am a voracious reader who actually still communicates via snail mail with some people.  I am the “go to” girl for friends who need “one more eye” to tighten up and clarify their writing.
There are other things that I like to give my energy to also:  acting, running, being with my church family, and mobilizing volunteers. 
My pronouns are she/her.
I also love quotes, and have chosen this one to sum up my approach to the things I do:
You don’t have to get a job with a famous company or hot-shot industry in order to have a spectacular career. You just have to do what you do with reverence.
–Hugh MacLeod

12 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Paula,
    I found you on the Monday Mingle blog hop and am following you via Twitter. You About Me page is quite impressive. You should add your Twitter picture here. It’s a nice one, if I may say so.
    If you get a chance, I invite you to stop by my blog and take a look around. Have a great day.


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  5. Pam, how fun to “meet” you this morning and to discover you attended Fordham University. I grew up in the Bronx and we often walked the grounds there as they are beautiful. Have a wonderful Friday!

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