Paul Dudley was born in Champaign, Urbana Illinois. He was home schooled through middle school and attended Judah Christian High School in Champaign. He studied Avionics Design and Human Factors Engineering at the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation. He would later go to work for Horizon Hobby LLC as a product support representative for UAVs and R.C. vehicles of all sorts. He received a certificate in UAS operations from Parkland Community College, his part 107 UAS commercial operators license in 2020 and began his internship at Sentera in February of that year.