Greg is an Instrument Rated, Commercial Pilot having earned his Private Pilot license in 1982 in Pensacola, Fl. He is a 2016 WNCPAEF Grant Recipient which helped in funding his Instrument training and has been serving on the Western North Carolina Pilots Association Educational Foundation Board since September 2019.
For the majority of his professional career, Greg has held several leadership and management positions in the Technology Sector with industry leading companies. He served most recently as the Chief Information Security Officer with a large global Technology Company leading the North American Security Sector.
Greg holds a Master of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University in Technology Studies/Cyber Security and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University majoring in Technology Management with Post Graduate studies at Cambridge and Paderborn Universities concentrating on Technology Leadership.
Greg also volunteers with the Asheville Civil Air Patrol and is a member of the Mountain Flyers Flying Club. Greg is a U.S. Navy Veteran and enjoyed flying with the Navy Flying Club while stationed in Keflavik, Iceland.
He also enjoys fly fishing, spending time with family and of course flying whenever possible.
“One of the most impactful statements shared with me from a good friend was: “”If you have a goal and a dream, share it with someone. There are many people in the Aviation Industry that want to see you succeed and help you get there”. This has had a profound impact on my life and in how I approach opportunities to help others.