MEET THE TEAM
Paul Olinger is the fearless leader of TreeHouse. He hails from McAlester, OK. He did his time at McAlester High School before graduating from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Before becoming the founder of TreeHouse in 2006, Paul logged 20 years at Walmart and Sam’s Club. He began in Sam’s Club Operations and moved to an Assistant Buyer role. After being Director of Demos he spent the rest of his time there as a buyer in several categories and transferred to Walmart with the same buyer role. Paul was recognized as Buyer of the Year four different years (3 at Sam’s Club and 1 at Walmart), making him the first and only to be recognized as such in both Walmart and Sam’s Club. His accomplishments from his time there included developing the first private label soft drink at Walmart/Sam’s Club, developing and launching the Expanded Fresh/Gourmet Category at Sam’s Club, creating the “BUTT” report (now a weekly report for all Sam’s Club buyers) and handling being the Water Buyer for Y2K. He also launched the first energy drink nationally at Sam’s Club called Hansen’s Natural Energy Drink which we now know as Monster Energy, developed and launched Gatorade All*Stars and developed and launched the first powdered drink mix stick. After much success at Walmart and Sam’s Club, Paul puts his expertise to use as a Solutionator each day at TreeHouse.
Paul and his wife Shana have two children, Allie and Mac, and one Labradoodle, Choco. Allie lives with her husband, Corbin, in Denver, CO where they are planting The Heights Church and are the proud parents of a sweet baby girl, Merit. Mac resides in the NWA area and works for Sam’s Club.
Together Paul and Shana are very active in ministry in their church and supporting the community. When Paul takes a well-deserved break, he spends a lot of time taking advantage of the open outdoors and Beaver Lake. He loves to hunt, fish, snow ski, boat and travel. Paul’s love of hunting and fishing is accompanied by his love of smoking meat and grilling. The TreeHouse team appreciates Paul’s guidance, leadership and daily encouragement.