Paul Knowlton Chapman died suddenly on March 20, 2022, at the age of 48, while skiing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with his family. He is survived by his parents, Marybeth and Don Chapman of Lagun Beach; his wife, Kristie Chapman; his children, Graham and Ryan Chapman; his sister and brother-in-law, Eden and Josh Maisel of San Jose; his nephews, Weber and Tyler Maisel, as well as his extended family and many close friends. We all miss him more than words can say.

Paul was born March 3, 1974 in Whittier, California and grew up in Laguna Beach. He loved surfing Thalia Street and hanging out at Bluebird Beach with his buddies. When not at the beach, Paul could be found playing endless hours at many different sports including basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, and golf. Through these sports and days spent at the Boys Club and the beach, Paul has formed many strong friendships that will last a lifetime. He was part of the Laguna community in his summer jobs and also as a statue in the one-year masters contest. Paul graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 1992 and then attended the University of California, Santa Barbara.

At UCSB, Paul was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and his network of friends grew as he began to lay the groundwork for his life in Santa Barbara. Along with his love of the ocean, surfing, and all sports, Paul has bonded with friends through his love of music. He was a founding member of the Santa Barbara Music Club and used his energy and passion to bring the joys of music and singing to many others. From his teens through his 40s, he attended countless concerts and shared news about upcoming bands, shows and festivals with his friends and family. He played the guitar, wrote his own songs and could listen to music late into the evening. Outside of a semester abroad living and studying in Spain, Paul always called Santa Barbara home. When he graduated from UCSB in 1997, his passion for music led him to his first job in sales at radio station KTYD.

In the years after college, Paul’s relationship with Kristie Ward grew stronger as they dated for 5 years before getting married in Montecito on July 10, 2004, beginning their new life together as a husband. and wife, partners and best friends. Over the next several years, they traveled extensively, settled into a house on the Mesa, bought a bulldog puppy Izzy, and became new parents to their sons, Graham and Ryan.

Paul cared deeply about people and always prioritized connections and relationships. His contagious smile, laugh and charisma inspired people to join him in the community wherever he went. As one of the first account executives hired at Procore in 2014, he quickly became “legendary” among his peers. He was the heart of the sales team, coining mantras such as “We Are Us”, bringing his colleagues together. Tooey Courtemache, CEO of Procore, said, “Much of Procore’s growth can be attributed to Paul’s hard work. Without his success, we wouldn’t have many of our key customers today. Paul was one of our most successful Enterprise Account Managers. »

Although he excelled at his job, Paul’s true passion was his family and friends. He took these roles in life to heart – first and foremost as a devoted father and husband, but also as a coach, friend and confidant. With his unconditional kindness, patience, warmth and humor, Paul’s greatest gift was to make others feel known and seen / like the most important person in the room / validated / uplifted. An active member of the community, he was always the first to coach his sons’ sports and spent countless afternoons and evenings coaching their soccer, baseball, football and basketball teams. Paul loved taking his sons to Dodgers and Lakers games, carrying on the tradition he enjoyed as a kid with his parents. His enthusiasm filled every gymnasium, pitch and stadium where he clapped and cheered loudly while watching games.

In addition to his love of the sport, Paul’s connection to the ocean lives on with his sons, who both learned to surf at a young age with their father on the beaches of Santa Barbara. His family regularly cycled down from their home to the Santa Barbara Yacht Club to hang out with friends and enjoy the water.

Everyone who knew Paul was touched by his smile, his humor and his joie de vivre. He was a truly amazing person who was a source of joy for so many people. We miss him a lot.

In lieu of flowers and to support Paul’s family, donations can be made to Gals Give Back.