I’m delighted to announce that I have accepted an appointment as Chair of Concerned Citizens of King Township (CCKT) effective June 23, 2012.
Please read CCKT’s Press Release on this and other Board positions, and do please see more on the CCKT Website.
I’m very excited, challenged, and humbled by this leadership role!
I’ll continue to post topics and news of interest on this blog that reflect my personal opinion and slant on topics of concern to King. However:
It’s critical going forward as Chair of CCKT that I distinguish between my own opinion and my utmost respect and support for the consensus-driven opinions and policies of the CCKT Board and membership.
I will strive to ensure the integrity of this requirement.
Greg’s spirit and drive embody HERITAGE, NATURE PRESERVATION and the ARTS, having purchased “Doctor Kay’s” historic home on Main Street Schomberg in 2006 with his wife Tracy.
They came to Schomberg to fulfill a decade-old dream to live in a small town setting in a rural community, to pursue their interest in heritage restoration and gardening, and to pursue Greg’s passion for fused glass art as a full-time business.
Greg and Tracy restored the Doctor’s 80+ year old horse barn to accommodate a fully functioning fused glass studio: Greg owns and operates Gotham Glassworks from within it, placed within the multiple sculpted rear gardens of the property that are often seen in local King garden tours.
Doctor Kay’s house and property suit the couple’s needs more than adequately. They plan on living and working in Schomberg indefinitely, hopefully well into their retirement years.
Greg’s 20+ years of business experience crosses several industries including power, telecommunications and internet communications. An M.B.A. and B.A. graduate from York University (1989 and 1986, respectively).
Greg takes volunteering and volunteerism seriously!
Greg serves and assists numerous community groups in King and York Region including:
- Arts Society King
- York Region Arts Council
- Concerned Citizens of King Township
- Dufferin Marsh Committee
- Schomberg Village Association
- Kettleby Fair
- Master of Business Administration
Schulich School of Business, York University (1989)
Majors: Marketing + Entrepreneurial Studies
York University (1986)
Volunteerism has been a part of my family life since I was quite small. My Mom was Chairwoman of the Wexford Women’s Institute in Scarborough for as long as I can remember, until it was finally dissolved due to lack of membership in the late 70′s or early 1980′s. She was also Guide Leader and church volunteer for many years. My Dad, a WWII veteran, served on the finance committee of our church for as long as I can remember and was on the local P.T.A. for many years.
Volunteerism was not something that had to be advertised to me. It was, rather, something that we did to serve and expand our community. It allowed us to engage our community, influence it, protect it, make it healthier and happier place for us to live, proudly.
I own and operate Gotham Glassworks, a custom fine art glass proprietorship located in the historic village of Schomberg.
My wife Tracy and I moved to “Dr. Kay’s House” (as it’s locally called), a lovely 3/4 acre century home in May, 2006.
We preserved and renovated the 80-plus year horse barn on the property into my glass studio. Its rustic exterior conceals a modern operational workspace inside. Gotham Glassworks relaunched in Schomberg in June, 2008.