Born and raised in West Virginia, Greg grew up an army brat. His mother is a retired first grade teacher, and his father was a war hero. As an Eagle Scout, Greg developed a deep appreciation for the great out-of-doors and, by choice, many of his summer jobs involved working outside. When it came time to choose a career, he chose Landscape Architecture because he felt it best supported his views of stewardship to the land and it provides an outlet for his creative intellect. Greg graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University’s College of Agriculture and Forestry and, in 1992, he founded a successful, small business in our community. Greg and his wife, Crissy, recently celebrated 25 years of marriage – they have two sons, both born and raised here at the beach.
He is presently serving in his sophomore term as your representative; Greg was a three-term City Councilman for the City of North Myrtle Beach and, because of self-imposed term limits, chose not to run again; his final term ended in December of 2013.
Greg formerly served as Scoutmaster for Troop 888, Boy Scouts of America, here on the North Strand. As a disciplined athlete, Greg competes in numerous ultra-endurance trail running events and cross-country mountain bike races throughout the United States.
Greg believes in community service, common-sense conservatism, and the value of a hard day’s work. He knows that results require grit, guts, and determination – and that succeeding for our district means soliciting the input of and working well with others. Once Greg puts his mind to a goal, he will work hard to make this happen, and he has a proven record of consensus building. Greg’s core beliefs are derived from common sense, Christian morality, and patriotism. Some of his platforms include:
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· Advocate for strong marriages and families
· A fundamental right to life at all stages
· Second amendment rights
· Protecting retirees’ and veteran’s benefits
· Tax reform
· Right-to-work state
· Promoting our hospitality and tourism industries
· Raising the intellectual capital by supporting our teachers and students
· Supporting economic platforms that diversify our economy
· Higher-paying, long-term jobs
· Protecting quality-of-life for our coastal residents and rural farmers
· Oppose offshore oil activity
· Continuing support for our interstate 73 and 74 initiatives