Greg grew up in a single-parent household in rural America where he learned the value of hard work as his mother worked three jobs to provide for him and his siblings. Greg’s mother taught him to take great pride in an honest day’s work; this led Greg to mow lawns, deliver newspapers on his bike, and work as a farmhand at a local dairy farm all from age 12.
After playing college football for a year, Greg felt a strong call to service and enlisted in the United States Army. During his enlistment, his commander encouraged him to consider West Point—he jumped at the opportunity to be the first in his family to earn a college degree.
Greg graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2006 and shortly after reported to the Home of the Airborne and Special Forces, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Today, Greg continues to serve the people of North Carolina as a Major in the North Carolina National Guard.
In his civilian life, Greg served as a policy advisor in the North Carolina House of Representatives, where he worked to secure election integrity, helping craft the Voter ID legislation requiring folks to present photo identification when casting their votes.