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I was born in Greensboro, NC, the son of Stewart and Grace Gregg. I moved to Raleigh in 1983 to attend NC State University and loved the area so much, I decided to stay and make this my home. I've been here ever since.
I started working for my dad's company at the very young age of 8 years old and learned the value of a dollar and working hard. I worked all through junior high and high school for my dad, along with other part-time jobs in Greensboro up until moving to Raleigh to attend college. My dad and I split the costs of attending college and worked throughout my years at NC State. I worked in a cardboard manufacturing plant – with temperatures reaching 116 degrees in the middle of winter, scooped ice cream at Steve's Ice Cream on Hillsborough Street, waited tables and bartended, worked as a line cook at Chisolm's, deejayed at Barry's, pulled ethernet for Northern Telecom, and helped edit articles and produced graphics for two local magazines.
After college, I worked in telecom for Fujitsu, Nortel, IBM, and GlaxoSmithKline. I worked in marketing for a local travel agency, a software development company, and dot com incubator in the 90s. I've founded and run several retail businesses, a small marketing company, a web design company, and a PR firm. I co-founded the Raleigh Downtowner Magazine with my brother and Sig Hutchinson in 2005 and have owned it solely since 2007, changing the name to Triangle Downtowner Magazine in 2012 to help promote the greater Triangle area, while still focusing mainly on the city of Raleigh. I've tried to use the power of the Downtowner to raise awareness of local businesses and charities, as well as highlighting all the good things about Raleigh the surrounding area.
I have served on the board for the Women's Center of Wake County for the past eight years, Beginnings NC for the past three, and the State Capitol Foundation for the past four years. The Women's Center assists women and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Beginnings provides aid and information for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The State Capitol Foundation is an organization that raises funds to upkeep our State's Capitol Building as well as providing educational opportunities for children and young adults to learn about our Capital and its history.
I am running for City Council to do more for the residents who live in Southeast Raleigh, my neighborhood of District C. I have always utilized the Downtowner to try and further programs and organizations that help Raleigh's citizens and by serving on the City Council, I would be able to accomplish even more.
I hope you'll join me on this journey to City Council and I truly appreciate your support and the opportunity to earn your vote.