Paul Duane

Corporate Storyteller

Community Engagement Manager


233 N Redwood Rd #117
SLC, UT 84116

I believe in the power of storytelling.

Stories bring meaning to our lives, bring life to organizations, and transform customers into evangelists.  I’m passionate about creating stories about organizations and their most passionate people, working in the mediums of documentary filmmaking, photography, podcasting, and writing. 

My mission is to create stories about great organizations & the people who love them – and to share those stories with the world. 

My Story – present and relevant past:

Community Engagement Manager- Yoli

I created, produce, direct, film, and edit a monthly web series about entrepreneurial women around the nation, called The Women of Yoli. These pieces serve to strengthen and share the mission of the company and build community. I proposed, developed, and currently maintain a website that has become a worldwide, company wide portal for company culture: Yoli.Life  I created, produce and host the Yoli Life Podcast. I document all corporate events, locally, nationally and internationally, creating photo essays and video content that conveys our culture to our customers, members, and prospective members of our community.  I launched a motorcycle charity ride in the Midwest that is another expression of our company’s mission to transform lives physically, emotionally and financially. 

Talk Radio Show Host - Ktalk 630

Producer & Host of a daytime terrestrial talk radio show. Hosted live callers, in-studio guest interviews, remote interviews, and simultaneously produced a podcast edition of the show. 

Co-Producer, Co-Director, Editor - SHE SLC

Co-produced, Co-directed and edited a short documentary film about the surprisingly diverse and brilliant women of Salt Lake City. 

Producer, Host - WTF to do in SLC - City Weekly

Produced, directed and hosted a weekly web series about the music, culture, and night life offerings in Salt Lake City. Produced in conjunction with Salt Lake City Weekly. Our show became a staple of the local night life & entertainment community. 

Podcast Host & Producer - The Soul Anarchist Podcast

Producer & Host of The Soul Anarchist Podcast; a show about living life on your own terms.  Guests of the show include best selling author & Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson, Grammy Nominated musician Steven Wilson, Zen Master Genpo Roshi, Neon Trees front man Tyler Glenn, actor & entrepreneur Buck Angel, and countless other brilliant personalities. 

Freelance Photographer - Paul Duane Photography

Passionate about imagery that conveys personality and a sense of story. Black and White is my medium of choice. Specialties: portraiture, boudoir, musicians. 

Behavior Analysis - Utah State University

I studied Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis. I served my last year as a paid Teaching Assistant for Dr. Carl Cheney, a renowned expert in Behavior Analysis. Supervised animal behavior research labs, conducted and authored my own research with human subjects on random schedules of reinforcement & emergent superstitious behavior.  My University experience certainly set the stage for my understanding and interest in the human phenomenon of community. 

Storytelling is at the heart of community.

Here are a few of my favorite moments as a story teller & Community Engagement Manager:

Cez Ayroso – “9/11 & Domestic Violence”

Cez Ayroso was at ground zero on 9/11. She shares how her experience of surviving the attack prepared her to survive Domestic Violence. 

See the rest of the Women of Yoli short films here: Yoli.Life/women-of-yoli

Rose Goodding Robinson – 

The Crux of Love

A cancer survivor, retired nurse, and youthfully entrepreneurial grandmother, Rose Goodding Robinson radiates youth that defies her years. Join me as I follow Rose Goodding Robinson from the early morning hours, through her day – she shares some of the secrets of her success. 

See the rest of the Women of Yoli short films here: Yoli.Life/women-of-yoli

Behind the Scenes – Discover 2020

Yoli holds an annual conference for it’s members & customers around the world. Typically, this takes place as a massive convention center. In the summer of 2020, we were in the depths of the pandemic, yet, our community still needed an annual conference experience. We created a massive production studio in our warehouse, and live streamed the two day event. An important tradition in Yoli’s culture is the conference after-party, which you’ll see at the end of this short piece. 

What people are saying:

Your interviewing skills are second to none.

Russ Dixon

photographer, producer

Paul is a master storyteller.

Ashlyn Whitakker


Thank you for the amazing video, you made me cry at the end.

Wendy Crisman



Salt Lake City has a reputation for being homogenous, ultra conservative and a bit boring. 

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we produced a short documentary about the colorful, diverse women of Salt Lake City. 

A Night to Shine


Every year on the Friday before Valentine’s Day, in over 30 countries around the world, A Night To Shine is created as a prom-style event for people with special needs. For many, this night out is the highlight of their year. Check out my photo essay of the 2020 event held by the community in Moline, Illinois. 

A great black & white photograph invites you to color it in with your own story. 

Yoli Riders 
for Riders

Every year, professional cowboys are injured and have no way to pay their medical bills & recover back into competition – and family supporting condition. 

I instigated the organization of a group charity ride in the Black Hills of South Dakota, including a charity dinner and auction, which raised significant money to benefit the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. 

2600 Miles
on the road

A cowboy, a motorcycling instructor, and Springsteen’s drummer walk into a bar…

When I’m not creating & documenting community and culture at work – I love creating adventures and documenting those. Check out my notes and photos from an epic 2600 mile motorcycle adventure. 

Mormon Sex Therapist

Dr. Jennifer-Finlayson Fife is a sexuality & relationship coach, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, she’s an active Mormon,
AND – she’s fascinating to talk to.

Join me as Dr. Finlayson-Fife discusses high waisted “mom jeans”, God’s wife… the power of lipstick, and everything in between.

Tools of the Trade:

  • Adobe Creative Suite

    Skilled with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premier Pro and Audition.

  • Social Media Management

    Excellent understanding of social media best practices and the particulars of how each platform works.

  • WordPress

    Abundant experience with WordPress, from maintaining self-hosted installations to designing & launching sites. Elementor is my go-to development tool.

  • Listening

    As an interviewer, and someone who took careful notes in marriage therapy, I've learned two listening traits: 1. Active listening 2. Curiosity I regularly ask for feedback on my work and appreciate constructive critiques.

  • Leadership

    As a leader, my job is to support those who work for me. When beginning a new project, the #1 priority is to communicate the "WHY" of the project and achieve buy in from all participants. A good leader is also a good follower. I love working collaboratively with other highly talented team members.

  • SEO

    Solid understanding and experience with website search engine optimization.

  • Writing

    While I won't claim to be a copywriter by trade, I do write every day as a personal practice, and I am always the go-to guy in the office when something needs to be proof read or re-written.

  • Project Management

    I've conceived, planned, promoted, and managed countless live events, charity projects, photo shoots. I always begin by achieving clarity about the core purpose of the event, and then build out the particulars of what, and how we'll execute.

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