Greg’s first experience regarding the land and the outdoors began on his grandmother’s farm in northern North Dakota. He started out as picking rock in the fields at a very young age to eventually acquiring the skills over time needed to be able to operate all the various types of equipment and vehicles needed from the spring plant to the fall harvest. Greg even rented out farm land from a neighbor and ran his own small grain operation.
Additionally, the environment of the wide open prairies along with the various lakes and rivers offered all types of opportunities to hunt and fish. Following the family yearly ritual of his father, uncle and grandfather, Greg eagerly started the hunting season with upland game (partridge and grouse), followed by ducks, geese, pheasants and ending up with Whitetail deer. A lot of good times and memorable experiences were created over the years by participating in these activities.
A graduate of North Dakota State University, Greg got involved in the contracting business that took him to multiple locations over the years with eventually settling in Colorado. An opportunity to work in the oil and gas industry as a “Landman” renewed his appreciation of the land and the value it offers. Greg never waivered from those formative years in North Dakota and the farm/ranch lifestyle and his love for the land and the outdoors still remains today. He brings a unique skillset and broad range of experience to the Hayden Outdoors brand.