Virginia, Maryland & Washington D.C.
Greg has spent a lot of time -- & collaborated with a number of groups in -- Maryland, Virginia & Washington D.C. While in college, he did an internship on Capitol Hill. Since then, on a personal level, he has enjoyed experiences like a visit to the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum, a hot air balloon ride by the Shenandoah, celebrating his birthday with 'dinner for 40' in D.C., attending a Baltimore Orioles game & walking President Clinton's dog around the West Wing. On a civic level, Greg's mentoring program hosted 243 consecutive weekly outings. The 243rd & final outing in that streak took place in D.C. When Greg received the Jefferson Award for Public Service, it involved a trip to D.C. that included a special experience in the Supreme Court. SCROLL DOWN
The books based on Greg's story have been used by organizations & schools around the "DMV" area (i.e. Moorenko's Ice Cream, Maryland Farm Bureau) with their staff, clients or students &/or as part of their community outreach efforts. The sponsors of The Elevator Project have included Visit Montgomery. The Page 1 reviews in The Silhouette Man include one from the CEO of Baltimore Corps. Greg has participated in events in the DMV for people of different ages & backgrounds. He spoke at a national conference in Arlington for middle school educators & administrators. He was invited to be the Opening Session of the Youth Track of the Baltimore Book Festival. He did an event for college students at The George Washington University. He spoke at an event for seniors near Baltimore. He did readings of The Milkshake Man for elementary school students in Potomac. He has been featured by media in the region such as Baltimore Sun and The Washington Post. He has written for the media as well -- including writing profiles for magazines in this region (i.e. Virginia Living; alumni magazine at American University). During the pandemic, he has taken part in Zoom Q&A's for groups (i.e. YVC in Hampton Roads) that do Common Reads of the books.