With over 40 years’ experience managing incidents and crises, Greg brings broad experience from a law enforcement and response career that included serving multiple Colorado municipalities as the Chief of Police in Vail, Grand Junction, and Silverthorne and Deputy Chief in Breckenridge. In these capacities, he managed first line responders and developed a multitude of community response plans and programs. In addition, assignments throughout his career in law enforcement have made him a well-spoken representative, able to distill complex issues into easily understood concepts. As a Chief and Assistant Police Chief, Greg was critical to the daily operations of first line responders responsible for the public safety of their communities.
Recognizing the importance of alliances with neighboring agencies, he served twice as the President of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP). Greg continuously worked to bring ICS to the law enforcement community, representing the CACP on the Colorado All-Hazard Incident Management Team Training and Certification Advisory Committee and the Incident Management Teams Task Book Committee. As the Vail Police Chief, Greg was appointed the Security Chairman/Incident Commander, for the World Alpine Ski Championships, responsible for overseeing a 28-day international ski competition with national ski teams from over 90 participating countries. Planning for this event took over three years and led to his command of a unified security force of over 30 federal, state, and local agencies.
Additionally, Greg served on the Northwest Colorado Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) and Team Rubicon as an Incident Commander, Operations Section Chief, and Planning Section Chief, responding to multiple large-scale incidents/exercises and managing emergency management strategies. Notably during his time with Team Rubicon, he served as Incident Commander at the 2015 Wimberley (TX) flood, where the Blanco River rose 33 feet in less than three hours killing 12 people.
In his first role with EMSI, Greg served as a senior level advisor, subject matter expert, and consultant to the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA) Operations and Exercises program and NA-40 Emergency Management Leadership concerning policy issues dealing with developing, training, and exercising the Headquarters Emergency Operations Staff for immediate support of radiological, nuclear, man-made, and natural disasters.
Greg served for two years with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the Operations Section Chief on one of FEMA’s three National Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMATs). In addition to teaching ICS-300 and 400 keystone courses for FEMA, he deployed to numerous major hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Louisiana and Texas, Operation Vaccinate Our Workforce (managing Covid vaccination for 250,000 Homeland Security employees), surge operations supporting the Department of Health and Human Services with Unaccompanied Children on the Southwestern Border and the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. Since returning to EMSI, Greg has been deployed to Atlanta to help EMSI manage the COVID testing and vaccination program for the City of Atlanta/Fulton County and back at the National Nuclear Security Administration serving on the Ukraine Task Force.
Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a Master of Criminal Justice Administration and has completed his coursework in the PhD program in Public Affairs at the University of Colorado. Indicative of his education and experience, he worked for four years as an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Colorado Denver and Colorado Springs campuses. Greg is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, FEMA’s National IMAT Academy and is a certified All Hazards Type 3 Incident Commander.