Paul Riedner




Paul Riedner served all over the world for the US Army as a Deep Sea Engineer Diver, deploying to Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Germany, and France. After leaving the service in 2010, Paul earned his MBA from the Carlson School of Management, studied audio/video production at the Institute of Production & Recording, and has created numerous veteran focused programs in the community such as:

  1. a radio show called “Sounds From a Soldier’s Soul”,
  2. a veteran art retreat in his hometown of Red Wing, Minnesota called 2014 Minnesota Veterans Arts Experience
  3. a documentary film short called “Support the Troops: A Veteran’s View”
  4. and most recently, as executive director of the Veteran Resilience Project, a nonprofit that provides free trauma therapy to MN veterans, he created a podcast series called "Resilience MN” that interviews military veterans and helps tell their stories to the public.

Paul is currently running an advocacy & innovation startup called Shadow Culture, which creates compelling media and community engagement campaigns that bridge the Veteran/Civilian divide so that the community can understand and value the unique gifts that military veterans offer.

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