A prostate cancer survivor, Greg is uniquely positioned to engage with our donors and staff as a storyteller helping to make ZERO a household name. It was by amazing coincidence that he joined us the same week in 2020 that he received word of being five years cancer-free after a robotic prostatectomy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Greg has written about children and adults impacted by the lifesaving and life-changing work of leading charities including the American Cancer Society, ALSAC / St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the United Way. His diverse storytelling work for these organizations often brought him face to face with people at a very fragile time of their lives.
Prostate cancer has affected other members of Greg’s family including his father, who met and married Greg’s mom before departing to serve overseas in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. One of Greg’s brothers was treated with radiation in recent years. The brothers believe in the importance of men talking to family about medical history and how early detection saves lives.
While earning merit badges toward his Eagle Scout rank, Greg thought he’d be a meteorologist or an engineer. But his brain became full one day in calculus class, prompting an opportune change to a career in journalism and public relations. After an early stop working onstage at Walt Disney World, Greg returned home to Memphis, Tennessee, and became a part of the nonprofit world. He has also been a long-time volunteer backstage with community theatre, local schools, Scouting, and the Public Relations Society of America.
Today he resides with his wife and son outside Nashville, where on any random day you too could literally run into a famous or soon-to-be-famous musician! Most of his time away from ZOOM calls is spent enjoying hockey, photography, and dreaming of travels to sunny locales.
Greg reminds you that we’re all connected to someone who has a story. It’s a story of strength, hope, transformation, or community. Reach out to him to share yours at email@example.com.