Up until Hurricane Maria hit in September of 2017, Paul H Lutton had surfed careers as a combat pilot, aerospace engineer, architect, real estate developer, software developer, facilities manager, and a builder. During and after the category 5 storm that hit his home in Vieques, Puerto Rico, he was transformed into a full-time volunteer for ViequesLove, where he serves as Vice President.
His emergency responsibilities included direct relief, distribution of critical supplies/medications, and advocacy working with the local government and utility company. His current activities are aimed at preparedness and resiliency for a sustainable island. Among his projects are naming the 200 unnamed streets in Vieques and incorporation of GIS into the realm of critical asset management and mapping. The future of the island is his passion, as reflected in his recent book: PLAN B: The Economic Development of the Eastern Region of Puerto Rico Through the Decolonization of Vieques (www.lulu.com).