Over the years, Greg has spent a great deal of time - & collaborated with many groups - in Wisconsin. On a personal level, he spent two months a year in the Northwoods of Wisconsin when he was growing up. As an adult, he has continued to have many memorable personal experiences in Wisconsin including his first triathlon near La Farge, a birthday in Lake Geneva, attending law school as a guest student in Madison & spending three days working on a farm near Black Mills. On the civic level, his foundation gave scholarships to a number of students attending college or graduate school in Wisconsin. On multiple occasions, Greg has volunteered at an annual Thanksgiving event in Racine. He also has co-hosted a number of group dinners in Madison to bring people around the community together over a meal. SCROLL DOWN TO CONTINUE
On the professional level, the books based on Greg's story (The Silhouette Man & The First Thirty) have been utilized by programs & departments at many schools around Wisconsin (i.e. UW Oshkosh, Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Nicolet College, UW Milwaukee, UW Whitewater). with their own students &/or for younger students in their communities. The books & workbook (A Place To Sit) have also been used by many organizations around Wisconsin (i.e. Dairy Business Association, Wisconsin Holstein Association, Associated Bank, Gathering Waters: Wisconsin Restaurant Association, Wisconsin's Alliance for Land Trusts, The Hiker Box, Racine Literacy Council, Dairy Queen Rhinelander, Kickapoo Homes, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin) with their own staff or students or clients and/or as part of their efforts to make a difference in their community. Groups in Wisconsin (ie Wisconsin State Badger Games, Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce, Visit Beloit, Visit Wausau, Ripon Area Chamber of Commerce, Generations Against Bullying, Lake Mills Chamber of Commerce & Lake Mills Main Street Program, Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Wisconsin Humane Society, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation, Real Racine) have sponsored local editions of The Elevator Project. Groups (i.e. SA Braii) have ordered copies of Greg's Legacy poster for students. SCROLL DOWN TO CONTINUE
Greg has spoken at events all around Wisconsin for people of different ages & backgrounds. He has spoken at private events for senior citizens (ie in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Lake Mills & Beloit). In 2017, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board had him speak at a series of events around the state (ie in DePere, DeForest & Eau Claire). From Kettle Moraine and Madison to Racine and Viroqua, he has spoken at events &/or guest lectured for schools throughout the state - at all levels from middle school to graduate school. He has spoken to young people in camp settings as well (i.e. Tesomas Scout Camp counselors & CITs all got copies of The First Thirty. In conjunction, the camp also had Greg speak with the camp as part of staff training). Racine Literacy Council had him server as keynote speaker at an annual event honoring some of their adult learners (they also got copies of The First Thirty for every honoree). Leadership Wisconsin chose The Silhouette Man as a common read for its cohort in 2016 and had Greg serve as Graduation Speaker. Leadership Wisconsin also ordered copies of The Legacy Poem poster for each graduate. He also has done Readings of his upcoming picture book for elementary school aged-kids in Wisconsin at events in places like Eagle River & Appleton. Separate from the books and posters, Greg has written for a variety of publications — including Wisconsin State Farmer and Wisconsin Natural Resources as well as a profile on an alum for a University of Wisconsin alumni publication.