Pauline is originally from Farmington Hills. Growing up, she spent weekends in northern Michigan at her family's cottage a couple miles from the Short's pub. Her experiences drinking Huma at the pub sparked an interest in the beer industry. She graduated from the University of Michigan and shortly after started her Short's career in the Marketing Department. Outside of selling beer, she enjoys drinking beer, playing with clay, tinkering in the kitchen, and spending time on the Northern MI lakes. Pauline is also the President of the non-profit organization, Fermenta, a Michigan women's craft collective. The organization provides mentorship and scholarship opportunities for women in the fermented beverage industries.