Paul Lupini
Guide
Paul Lupini is a husband, father, teacher, environmentalist, emergency service professional, outdoor enthusiast, marine biologist, amateur geologist, and Star Wars “super fan.”

He graduated in 1987 with an undergraduate degree in marine biology. He then continued his education, earning a master's in environmental science IN 1994. He served as the Chief Environmental Chemist at a New Jersey State research laboratory for over nine years before transitioning to an environmental consultant. In this capacity, he conducted wetland and wildlife surveys and environmental risk assessments for many Superfund sites in the northeast. He did this work for more than five years before heading to Virginia and into his next adventure in the educational realm. This career switch launched Paul into his lifelong passion for teaching science, and he spent the last 20 years fostering curiosity about the natural world through teaching and traveling with his students.

Paul has previously served in the NJ emergency services as a firefighter, hazmat technician, rescue diver, and swift water rescue team member. Most importantly, he has watched every Star Wars movie and series known to man!

During Paul’s free time, he immerses himself in the great outdoors, enjoying hiking, camping, skiing, and SCUBA diving. His love for adventure is not limited to the wild, as he also enjoys playing with his Greyhound Hazel. He shares these experiences with his wife, three grown children, and their significant others, exploring nature and perhaps, secretly, searching for Bigfoot!

Paul has been a long-term client of Grand Classroom, and he is embarking on a new adventure. He looks forward to sharing his past educational, travel, guiding, and environmental experiences with others in his new role as an account manager. His enthusiasm for this transition is palpable, and he is eager to bring his unique perspective to the team.