Over the years, Greg has spent a lot of time - & collaborated with a lot of groups - in Minnesota. On a personal level, he has had memorable experiences like swimming in an aquarium at Mall of America, an all-in-good-fun "tryout" with the Minnesota Twins' AAA team (which took place in New York), skiing with new friends & attending an event featuring the Minnesota Supreme Court. On the professional level, the books based on Greg's story have been utilized by organizations & schools based in Minnesota (i.e. General Mills, Minnesota Vikings) with their staff, clients or students &/or as part of their outreach efforts to make a difference. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport ordered copies of the book for every player on the Minnesota Twins' AAA team. Groups (i.e. Visit Saint Paul) have sponsored Minnesota-based editions of The Elevator Project (a kindness recognition project based on the books). SCROLL DOWN TO CONTINUE
Over the years, Greg has spoken at many events around Minnesota for people of different ages & backgrounds. He has spoken at events for senior citizens in Minneapolis. He has spoken at events for students -- from middle school to graduate school (i.e. College of St. Kate's, William Mitchell College of Law). He served as keynote speaker for the annual Mayors' Youth First Breakfast in the Andover / Anoka / Ramsey area. He was a guest speaker on mentoring at a conference in Duluth for officers who work with juveniles. In 2016, he spoke at the National Service-Learning Conference in Minneapolis. He spoke on customer service at a private event for various constituencies that work within MSP International Airport. Greg's interviews with local & national media include an interview with Minnesota-based FLY magazine. He has written for many publications including a profile he wrote about an inspiring alum for Metropolitan State University. During the 2020 Pandemic, he collaborated with multiple senior communities in Minnesota on an activity involving his books and their residents.