Busy band dad finds a little time to pursue car hobby
I met with Paul Sieloff on the day he returned from duty as a chaperone for the Trenton High School band’s trip to camp last month. He seemed relaxed and happy to be home after a week of enjoying the “sound of summer” with the band in Almont. I’d never met Paul before, but had a hot tip that he was in fact an interesting neighbor. I think his answers prove just that!
KK: So you are an 86 graduate of THS. Have you lived in Trenton your whole life?
Sieloff: My folks moved here in 1968, and I lived here until I went to Lawrence Tech and then married (my wife) Angela. We had lived in Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Dearborn and Madison Heights. We both had accounting positions and were just waiting to move back to Trenton once we found a job closer.
KK: So you obviously found a closer professional opportunity?
Sieloff: Yes, I joined the Talon group in Detroit and we moved back to Trenton just in time for the kids to start school.
KK: How many kids?
Sieloff: We have Amy, who is 17 and a new graduate from THS. She happened to be the valedictorian of her class and is starting classes at Michigan Tech this fall. Rachel is 16 and plays the clarinet in the band, and Benjamin is 15 and plays the trumpet in the band. We also have a new addition this year: Christina Tisch, who is (an exchange student) from Germany (living with us) this year through the Youth For Understanding group. And she also is in the band.
KK: Sound like you are very busy, do you have any time for hobbies?
Sieloff: I make time for my passion of collecting Cadillac die cast cars (He’s got a full showcase, very impressive!)
He also likes to purchase the full version Cadillac in collector shape. He has had cars as old as 1966 up to his most recently acquired 1988 blue beauty.
Paul travels quite a bit with his financial executive career, training other CFOs around the country. And when he’s not out cheering for his favorite band, you are sure to find him polishing up something stylish in his garage on Oakwood Drive.