Greg graduated from the University of Wyoming with B.S. degrees in Geography and Agroecology, and minors in Botany, Soil Science, and Reclamation and Restoration Ecology. He joined the Tinker Lab for Forest and Fire Ecology in the fall of 2012, and is currently working on his M.S. in Botany. His main research interests lie in plant community ecology and disturbance ecology, particularly in forest ecosystems. For his thesis research, he is studying understory vegetation response to the mountain pine beetle epidemic.