Over the years, Greg has spent time - & collaborated with a lot of groups - in Texas. On a personal level, he has taken part in fun experiences like kayaking on the Llano River & attending Friday Night Lights football. On a professional level, the books based on Greg's story (The Silhouette Man & The First Thirty) have been utilized by organizations & companies in Texas (i.e. Texas Hill Country Bank, Hill Country SPCA, Southwest Dairy Farmers, Fuddrucker's Kerrville, Texas Association of Dairymen) as part of their efforts to make a positive impact in the community. A review from a middle school Principal in Texas is featured on the first page reviews of the current edition of The First Thirty. Groups (i.e. Texas Restaurant Association; Hill Country Cares) have sponsored Texas-based editions of The Elevator Project (a kindness recognition project based on the books). TASSP ordered copies for hundreds of public school administrators & teachers attending an annual Symposium. They also had Greg speak at the event. SCROLL DOWN TO CONTINUE
Following the Symposium, one of the Principals in attendance launched a weekly program (based on the speech & book) at his school in Ochiltree County. He also ordered Legacy Posters for each of his staff leaders. Over the years, Greg has spoken at a variety of other events in Texas for people of different ages & backgrounds (i.e. events for undergrads at University of Texas-Austin; a private event for senior citizens), Kerr County YMCA sponsored Greg doing a reading of his upcoming illustrated picture book (The Milkshake Man) for elementary school students in Kerrville. Other readings for elementary school students have included audiences in Fredericksburg, TX.. He did a book signing at Old Yeller Day in Mason - an annual event hosted by M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Greg has written for a variety of publications including ones in Texas. He wrote an article (about a TCU alum) for TCU's alumni magazine & an article about Friday Night Lights high school football for a regional newspaper.