Over the years, Greg has spent time - & collaborated with a lot of groups - in the Carolinas. On a personal level, he has taken part in fun experiences like throwing out the first pitch game at a Charlotte Knights game *(in Fort Mill, SC), whitewater rafting at the US National Whitewater Center and doing a ride-along at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. On a civic level, his foundation has funded college scholarships for students in North Carolina & South Carolina. On the professional level, the books based on Greg's story have been utilized by schools & groups in this area (i.e. UNC Chapel Hill ordered copies of The Silhouette Man for selected students at its university; The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro ordered copies of The First Thirty for teen philanthropists; a fan ordered copies of The Silhouette Man for each player on the Charlotte Knights) as part of their efforts to make a positive impact in the community. The review on the back cover of The Milkshake Man comes from the head of a museum in South Carolina. SCROLL DOWN TO CONTINUE
Over the years, Greg has spoken at a variety of events in this region for people of different ages & backgrounds (i.e. an event for middle school kids in Chapel Hill, an event for undergrads at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; private events for senior citizens), He has also spoken at events for current and future educators in North Carolina -- including serving as the keynote speaker for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Junior Conference and closing speaker for the Durham Association of Educators Summer Institute. Greg has written for a variety of publications including an interview with a chef in Raleigh for a magazine in Louisiana and an article (about an alum) for the alumni magazine at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has given off-site internships to students around the country including one from UNC Chapel Hill..