Paul Gardner is a native of Lewiston/Auburn and graduated from Edward Little High School and Bates College.

Paul joined Ashlar Lodge #105 in Auburn, and was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason in June of 1997. He served as Worshipful Master in 2002 and 2005, and has been Treasurer since 2006. Paul is a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, and served as Thrice Potent Master of Lewiston Lodge of Perfection in 2007. He was the District Deputy Grand Master for the 23 rd Masonic District from 2018 through 2020.

Paul became a Noble at Kora in 2012. He is a member of the Kora Crazy Cops, Kora Kraftsman, Kora Kampers, and served as Chairman of the Membership Committee. Paul joined the Kora leadership team in 2019, after being appointed as First Ceremonial Master by Illustrious Rick Hersom.

An active member of the Androscoggin County Fish and Game Association, Paul has held several leadership positions, and is an NRA-Certified Range Safety Officer

Paul owns Nadeau’s Refrigeration, HVAC and Plumbing in Auburn. He and Lady Michelle have three children and nine grandchildren and currently reside in Gray.