Ornithology and Botany, SCUBA and free diving
In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Center for Field Studies, Greg also provides logistical support and teaching assistance to field courses.
Greg holds a B.S. in Biology, from George Mason University and an A.A.S. degree in Conservation of Natural Resources and Management from Lord Fairfax Community College in 1984. He worked as an Interpreter for both the National Park Service and the Virginia State Parks for several years.
In the early 90's Greg started attending George Mason University part time while working seasonally as a biological consultant for a company called Wildlife International. He traveled to numerous and ecologically diverse locations within the United States from the Louisiana rice fields to Maui pineapple farms collecting data on the effects of agricultural product application on local wildlife populations.
Greg is also a certified SCUBA Instructor teaching the PHED 255 Open Water Scuba class each semester in the Aquatic and Fitness Center on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University.
Greg's major field of interest for the last 30 years has been Ornithology and Botany, but that has always been tempered by a healthy interest in scuba and free diving. Having grown up in Hawaii the ocean has played a major role in his life and continues to do so to this day.
PHED 255 Open Water Scuba