Paula grew up in Los Angeles, received a B.A. in Music and Physical Education at Occidental College, then taught at Agoura High School before she and her husband, Dr. Gil Fellingham, started their family. They later moved to Sequim,Washington where they began raising their seven children.
The Fellingham family spent 12 summers performing as a band in 42 states, several countries, and at the United Nations. During their last performing summer (1999) they presented 273 shows in a theater in Chicago (that’s 5 shows a day and 6 on the weekends!)