Greg was born and raised in east central South Dakota as the middle child of three. His father served in the Army during the Korean War, was a long-time Rural Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service, and a part-time farmer and carpenter. His mother was a Kindergarten teacher, teacher’s aide, and homemaker. His parents and other relatives were conservative Republicans; and Greg grew up watching a number of his relatives serve their communities. His father served on the local school board, volunteer fire department, local Community Improvement Association, and was a long-term member of the Lions Club. One of Greg’s grandfathers was the director of their County Soil Conservation Service for many years. His other grandfather was a past-president of Farm Bureau, director of a local bank; and served on various school, civic, and political boards. Greg and his wife Debbie have been married for 33 years and have two grown children. They have resided in Chaska since 1997. Debbie is a Certified Paralegal and Professional Researcher. She has served on a number of boards and commissions, including the Chaska Heritage Preservation Commission, Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, and the Minnesota Security Hospital’s Hospital Review Board. She currently serves as an investigator for the 8th District Ethics Committee of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility. Greg holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, Toxicology, and Chemistry from Minnesota State University, Mankato. When the Minnesota House of Representatives is not in session, he resumes his employment as the Environmental Services Department Manager for Carver County Government. He takes a leave of absence when the House is in session. Greg has had a long career in the environment field and holds a number of related certifications. His environmental experience includes work with code compliance, inspections, licensing, long-term strategic planning, asbestos abatement, emergency preparedness, and household hazardous waste. He has been a Registered Sanitarian / Registered Environmental Health Specialist for over 20 years. He has completed a number of certifications, including HAZWOPER – Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, Landfill Inspector, Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems Inspector, NIMS 100: Introduction to Incident Command System, NIMS 200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; NIMS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents, NIMS 700: National Incident Management System, and Homeland Security and Emergency Management Training. Greg has a long record of local service in Carver County and the City of Chaska where he has served on the Chaska Planning Commission, Jonathan Homeowners Association Board, SouthWest Transit Commission, Carver County Planning Commission, Carver County Leaders, and the Chaska City Council. He has also served or been a member of the Chaska Lions Club, Sons of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, River City Days Planning Committee, Minnesota Environmental Health Association, Minnesota Regional Program Managers Association, Minnesota Department of Health – Environmental Health Specialist / Sanitarian Advisory Council, Minnesota Product Stewardship Council, Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, and Friends of the Minnesota Valley. Nationally Greg has served on or been a member of the National Environmental Health Association and the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association; where he received awards for program innovation, community partnerships, and the Hometown Hero Award. Greg has become a well-known weather enthusiast through his faithful weather reporting to the WCCO Weather Watcher Network, the National Weather Service, and CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow) Network. Greg enjoys weather, curling, golfing, fishing, hunting, biking, and spending time with family and friends. Greg was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, for District 47B, in 2018. During the 2019-2020 session he served on the Environmental / Natural Resources Policy Committee, the Energy and Climate Policy and Finance Committee, and the Legacy Amendment Committee.