Over the past two decades, Greg has spent a lot of time - and collaborated with a lot of groups - throughout Kentucky. On a personal level, he has hosted a series of group dinners in Louisville, sat in class as a guest student at Brandeis School of Law & attended a number of annual events in Lexington (i.e. World Equestrian Games; Crave Food & Music Festival). When he had an all-in-fun tryout with the Minnesota Twins' AAA team, Louisville Slugger served as one of his primary sponsors. On a civic level, Greg did a book signing in support of Bluegrass Autism Walk, and his Foundation funded three college scholarships for students studying to be nurses in Kentucky. In one memorable instance, he highlighted an inspiring resident in Kentucky on his website. In turn, a reader who saw it made an anonymous $25,000 contribution to a charity in Kentucky run by that resident's friend - a serendipitous encounter which ended up being featured in a book by a Kentucky resident.. SCROLL DOWN FOR NEXT PARAGRAPH
On a professional level, Greg has served as keynote speaker at annual events in Kentucky (i.e. Business First's 40 under 40 Awards luncheon; Conference on NonProfit Excellence Awards). He has been invited to speak with middle & high school students in different cities (i.e. Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort) & guest lectured a course at University of Louisville. He has spoken at events for business & sales professionals (i.e. Kentucky Lottery) - as well as events for older adults (&/or those who care for them) - in Louisville & Lexington. SCROLL DOWN FOR NEXT PARAGRAPH
The books based on Greg's story (The Silhouette Man & The First Thirty) have a portion that highlights Kentucky in a positive way. The books (&/or companion workbook, A Place To Sit) have been ordered by Kentucky-based schools, organizations & companies (i.e. Kentucky State University; National Center for Family Literacy, Kentucky Rural Health Association; Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist Commission). Groups (i.e. VisitLEX) & individual citizens (i.e. Ann Damron) have sponsored Kentucky-based editions of The First Thirty Elevator Project. In addition to sponsoring an edition of The First Thirty Elevator Project, meetNKY | Northern Kentucky CVB also ordered additional copies of the book for their own staff. (and created special bookmarks for the project). At Heroes, Saints & Legends Ball, organizers presented honorees with Greg's Legacy Poem Poster. He has been featured by local media (i.e. Lexington Herald-Leader) & has written articles for local publications (i.e. Kentucky Monthly) as well.