Paulette was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and is a graduate of Portage Collegiate Institute. Employed with the Bank of Montreal (BMO) since 1975, Paulette has held a variety of positions over the years. Paulette is engaged in numerous community activities. She has been an active member of the Portage Rotary Club since 1991 and is presently serving as Rotary District 5550 District Chairperson - Youth Exchange. Other posts have included acting as president of the Oakville Skating Club, chair of the Companions Program for the Canadian Horticultural Council, campaign chair of the Portage Plains United Way and treasurer of the Manitoba Farm Women's Conference. She has also served on various boards including the Portage and District Junior A Terriers Hockey Club, the Portage Industrial Exhibition, Portage and District Arts Centre and the BMO/Bank of Montreal Employee Charitable Foundation.
Paulette has a son, Jarrett and daughter, Sheri. She enjoys spending time with her two grandsons, Arlo and Liam, and granddaughter, Violet. Paulette enjoys golf, spending time in her home at Delta Beach and travel in general.