After graduating college, Greg became a teacher. Two months into his career, he witnessed a moment of conflict between three customers of different ages & backgrounds at a restaurant. Hoping to bridge the generational, racial & cultural divides which appeared to spark the conflict, he founded The Brunch Bunch Mentoring Program. A year and a half later, he expanded his efforts & founded The 11-10-02 Foundation. The nonprofit organization funds educational grants & college scholarships for students with financial need. His other civic efforts have focused on issues like diversity, literacy, cancer & the elderly. For his volunteer & philanthropic efforts, he has received honors like America's Daily Point of Light & the Jefferson Award for Public Service. He was honored at Princeton University as one of America's top social entrepreneurs under 40. Over the years, he has been invited to serve as Guest Speaker/Lecturer or Scholar-in-Residence for schools, programs, companies, events & conferences in different countries. In 2013, he was invited to be one of the Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar Fellows. His art has gone on exhibit at events in different nations as well. At an event in Canada, he received the Portraits in Humanity Award -- given to someone who has used the Arts to make a difference. Greg is the real-life person upon whom The Silhouette Man by Jillip Naysinthe Paxson is based. The student edition of the book (The First Thirty) was NSDLC Multicultural Relations Book of the Year. His story also has been featured by media like The Washington Post, National Public Radio & Good Morning America. At times, he has written for the media as well. His poem, Legacy, became the basis for the Legacy Poster. On the fun side, Greg founded TakeLeaps.com -- a site which encourages people to explore ideas & pursue dreams. On the personal side, his favorite things include animals, sports, grandparents & traveling.