As director of communications at Indiana Humanities, Greg spreads the word about our smart and fun programming and the work of our grantees.
Greg has been drawn to Indiana literature and history ever since fourth grade. That’s when he was introduced to the poetry of James Whitcomb Riley and the frontier boy adventures contained in The Bears of Blue River, written by Charles Major, an early 1900s novelist from Greg’s hometown of Shelbyville. A seventh–generation Hoosier, Greg and his family have deep roots in Shelby and Fayette counties.
For most of his career, he has edited or written what many refer to as the “first draft” of history through newspaper stories for The Indianapolis Star, The Evansville Courier and The Shelbyville News. During his 26-year tenure at The Star, he worked primarily as the government or business editor.
He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Ball State University. When he’s not writing or reading, he often can be found hanging out with his granddaughters.