After graduating college, Greg became a teacher. Two months into his career, he witnessed a moment of conflict between three customers at a restaurant. Hoping to bridge the racial, cultural & generational divides which appeared to spark it, he founded The Brunch Bunch Mentoring Program. More than 700 students & adults participated in the program. After the first 70 weeks, Greg expanded his efforts & founded The 11-10-02 Foundation. The organization funds grants & scholarships to support students with financial need. Driven by his bond with his Grandmother, he also has devoted a lot of time to older adults & issues which impact them. For his volunteer & philanthropic efforts, he was named one of America's Daily Points of Light & received the Jefferson Award for Public Service. He was honored at Princeton University as 'one of America's top social entrepreneurs under 40'. He has served as guest speaker/lecturer or Scholar-in-Residence for schools, programs, companies, events & conferences in different countries. Along the way, he has pursued his interest in the Creative Arts. He is co-author of The Silhouette Man by Jillip Naysinthe Paxson. The book was honored in Canada as a book that celebrates the wisdom of seniors. The student edition (The First Thirty) was NSDLC Multicultural Relations Book of the Year. His visual art has gone on exhibit at events in different nations. Greg's other personal interests include animals and athletics. In 2013, after a long recovery from spinal surgery capped off by a sprint triathlon, his experience was highlighted by USA Triathlon. Over the years, he also has been featured by media like Washington Post, National Public Radio, Education Week and USA Today. The TV show, Good Morning America, buried a Time Capsule which chronicled his efforts to increase volunteerism & bring diverse people together within his community. At times, he has written for the media as well.