Development and Operations Associate
Pronouns: he/him/his
651.251.2810 | dpaulsen@composersforum.org 

His career started in the world of food service, and now as the ACF’s new Development & Operations Associate, Dell Paulsen is doing what he can to advocate for those who create what he calls “food for the soul”. Hailing from the hills of East Tennessee, Dell’s passion for music started at a young age, when his father introduced him to the sounds of Pink Floyd and The Beatles. As he grew, so did his very eclectic taste in music, which now includes hip hop, rock, electronica, and what is commonly referred to as “classical”. With his career shift, Dell’s goals not only include advocating for today’s music creators, but doing so in a way that promotes the racial equity that the ACF has dedicated itself to. Outside of work, Dell is an avid fan of being in the moment and bringing people together and enjoys video games, podcasts, reading, and exploring his new home in Saint Paul, MN.