After completing his undergraduate education in 1995, Adam joined the U.S. Marine Corps for four years, ultimately completing his service having attained the title of Rifle Platoon Commander. Afterward, from 1999 to 2003, he went to medical school with the goal of becoming a doctor that specializes in emergency medicine. After graduating, when not practicing emergency medicine in the United States, he enjoyed engaging in volunteer work abroad. During one of these ventures, volunteering amidst the 2010 disaster in Haiti, Adam saw the need for a centralized network that could more strongly unite people engaged in this type of work. Equipped with military experience and skill set in medicine, he set out to create Global First Responders (GFR) while continuing to provide health education and community development. GFR officially became a nonprofit organization in 2015. Years later, its goal remains the same: to recruit and build teams for international relief work, as well as serve as a centralized global network for agencies and individuals involved in the same. Adam enjoys the work he does and appreciates the people he has had the opportunity to work in partnership with or in service to.
Gregg is a retired Senior Army Officer commanding at many levels during his 24 years of service. Gregg is a strategic planner and operator serving in peacekeeping, advisory, and combat missions around the globe. Gregg is a decorated combat veteran who planned and led combat missions during multiple deployments bringing security and stability to several nations; he also focused on rebuilding security forces and assisting local government in the development of essential services and economic growth in some of the most dynamic and complex environments. Gregg currently serves as a Senior Program Manager at Black & Veatch’s World Headquarters, overseeing the engineering & construction of the 5G Network across the US. Gregg has a B.S. International Relations and a Master’s in Management & Leadership. As Executive Director, Gregg will be responsible for driving our team forward with his action-oriented, entrepreneurial, and self-directed nature.
Stacy has supported GFR since its inception by managing the website, social media, and behind the scenes logistics. She is the CFO of MayeCreate Design, a marketing firm that specializes in nonprofit and construction marketing. Stacy also has a background in agriculture and education as well as a true passion for helping people reach their full potential. Both Stacy’s passion and the mission of MayeCreate directly align with GFR.
Secretary, Fundraising, Volunteer Coordinator, Grant Writing, Logistics Assistant, Etc.