Paul Dore is dead, long live Paul Dore. This is the Paul Dore we remember and this is the Paul Dore that will live on.
Father, Husband, Brother, Son. His intention was clear: Family was important to Paul and his first thoughts looking down on us today are on them:
Three daughters (women) made strong; Ava, Ella, and Vaughn,
A wife, Tiffany, that has all the talent to lead this family forward
Siblings, Gabrielle and Dominique, who have a lifetime of positive memories to pick from,
A father, Dick Dore, whom he always respected and was proud of,
And a mother, Pam Pringle Dore, who has her hands in the earth and stays grounded.
A prophet once said 'Don't tell me what a man knows, tell me where he has traveled'. At a young age, he saw the world from the back of a VW van as his family toured through Europe for years. He continued this passion for travel through his adulthood and with his children. Because of this Paul was uniquely advantaged in his youth. He was special and was a 'man of the world' before 18. His travel later in life was often to follow his favorite musical artist and see them in the world's greatest venues.
Educated at Montecito Union School, Blochman Elementary in Sisquoc, Righetti High School in Santa Maria, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo undergraduate and Stanford Business School...the man was incredibly well read and wicked smart. As a balance to this intellect, Paul was a creator and painted from the heart. Paul had a successful career in banking, technology, and investing with the likes of Wells Fargo Bank on a global level and Investment Group of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Asset Management on a local level. He also founded Coffee Cat in Santa Barbara and helped launch new businesses at Kinko's.
An advocate of everything Santa Barbara, Paul was a Los Alamos Society officer, an 8th generation Foxen descendant, a United States Marine Corps Sniper, and most significantly, the President of the Santa Barbara bowl through its 15 year transition from 'funky country stage' to 'world class venue', Paul helped to shape Santa Barbara because he loved it and felt a centuries old commitment to the land.
His family and friends are in shock. They saw his light as others did too. There was something very authentic and special here. Soldier Down...Heads Down....The Struggle is Real...and as his soul leaves his body and turns back into pure energy, we all give a smile and raise a glass.
Born April 13, 1964, Paul was 54 at the time of his death. In the final moments of Paul's life, he stumbled, fell, and died. Above is his legacy.
The family has designated The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (www.sbbowl.com) for memorial contributions.
There will be a memorial service at the ranch.