Pauline was educated in Cork and for many years worked in finance with a leading banking institution. She went on to work in insurance covering many aspects of business before studying puppetry in Prague.
On moving to West Cork she ran a youth project with others for many years allowing her a chance to develop her understanding of the young. She liked them so much that she decided to have one. To this day she is still involved with children, running a business that invites them to get together in a safe environment and mixing it up with the youth from many European countries that visit the language school in the area. Her puppetry training served her in good stead as she now pulls the strings in CFSFF.