Who is Paul Padgett?
Paul Padgett has spent his professional career working in photography, videography, and
music, but his other major production is saving the world through environmentalism and
philanthropy. His work as a musician, composer, and producer led him to found his nonprofit
Rockers 4 Wildlife that was conceptualized while working with Slash from Guns n’ Roses at the
Wildlife Way Station. Paul and Rockers 4 Wildlife work hard to be a voice for the voiceless
animals of the world both domestically and abroad by participating in emergency rescues and by
planning and implementing solutions for environmental issues.
After a tumultuous childhood, Paul rose like a phoenix to apply himself and become an
entrepreneur and philanthropist. Despite living in a rocky and sometimes abusive household, as
a small child he started creating a neighborhood landscaping business as well as working a paper
route. At 18, he got his contractor’s license and focused on using his skills to rebuild cities after
tornados, fires, floods, hurricanes, and more.
Paul moved his family from Oklahoma to California in 2003 to continue producing in the
entertainment industry and to build homes in Beverly Hills and Hollywood affected by the
Northridge Earthquake. Since then his interest in humanitarian and environmental efforts has
only grown; he tends a 5¼ acre Hass avocado ranch supplying Baja Fresh, Chipotle, and Rubio’s
with fresh, affordable, organic produce, works with the Air Force Civil Air Patrol 59 th Squadron
out of Hemet, California as a search and rescue and disaster relief pilot, has saved 11 lives as an
emergency first responder diver, supports people fighting prescription and illicit drug abuse, and
produces documentary films about humanitarian and environmental issues.
Paul currently has multiple film projects in motion right now. His film Mission Earth is
culminating after over ten years of studying, filming, and aligning solutions to save the human
race and the other wonderful creatures of Earth and is slated for release late 2017. Paul is also
in principal filming right no w on Chimp Village for the Wildlife Way Station, where they’re
creating the first habitat of its kind for chimps.
Along with doing research on the coral reefs and kelp forests, Paul’s primary work in the
oceans is out of cage studies with great white, tiger, bull, and reef sharks. He recently
completed a two year project planting 157,000 coral reefs in Key Largo to provide oxygen to the
planet. He also participates in massive undertaking efforts to remove trash from the oceans
including clean up of Catalina Harbor, which nets five tons of trash build up per year.
He also has a flair for the arts; for four decades he has worked as a professional
photographer and has produced music for legends like the Gap Band, Wayman Tisdale, Cameo,
Kool & the Gang, Gladys Knight, and more and makes an effort to donate proceeds from his art
sales to saving the environment and helping raise money for groups like Mi Casa, St. Jude
Hospitals, Wildlife Way Station, and the Sea Shepherd.
Paul says he has become successful from always staying focused, being extremely
motivated, and being around great mentors, emphasizing the importance of efficiency and follow
through. Word, integrity ands a handshake are the mantra this country boy will follow to the
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