Paul Fouts received a B.S. in Business Administration from Iowa State University in 1983 and graduated in 1985 from Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science in Houston, Texas. After receiving a license in 1986, Fouts served as a Funeral Director in Des Moines, Iowa and Beresford, South Dakota before joining the family business in Woodbine, in 1994. Fouts and his wife Beth purchased the Fouts Funeral Home in 1998. In 2012, Fouts was elected to serve on the District Board of Governors for the Iowa Funeral Directors Association. He has been on the Woodbine Betterment and Development Corp board since 1996 and has served as secretary, vice president and president. Fouts has served as board member of the Woodbine Community Foundation since 1997 and as a board member of Alegent Community Memorial Hospital Foundation since 2012. He also served on the Harrison County Development Corporation, the Woodbine Main Street Improvement Committee and has held many positions at the Woodbine United Methodist Church.