health & fitness
From Little League, summer camp, weightlifting & high school sports to triathlons & an unlikely 'tryout' with the Minnesota Twins' AAA team, Greg has taken part in athletics all his life. At times, his participation has required overcoming physical obstacles, including seven operations. In 2009, for instance, he was injured in an accident & had to have surgery on his spine. Three years later, after a long recovery, he completed a sprint triathlon on six days notice & was featured on the home page of USA Triathlon. To read an article he was asked to write about the race experience, click here. He has written other health & fitness-related articles - including profiles on people who work in pro sports. The books based on Greg's story highlight health & fitness in a positive light & also reflect on lessons that are relevant to those who play sports. Groups which have used the books in their internal or external efforts include Minnesota Vikings, USA Mobility, Inc., Foot Associates of New York, Toronto Blue Jays & the St. John's University women's soccer team. The events where Greg has been invited to speak have included events for student-athletes as well as events for those in health & fitness-related fields -- including an event for University of North Dakota's student-athletes & a conference for nurses in Canada. Click here to read about those events. On the civic side, sports played a large role in the mentoring program Greg founded shortly after college.