Greg grew up in Salem, Iowa, where his mother was the postmaster and his father was a rodeo producer throughout the U.S. and Canada. This afforded Greg the opportunity to meet President Ronald Reagan in 1983, during a rodeo held for the President and members of Congress.
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Greg graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and received a computer programming degree from Indian Hills Community College and business degree from Buena Vista College in 1993.
Greg worked in downtown Des Moines for 12 years in Information Technology, designing systems that dealt with various state and federal compliance issues; first at Allied Group, then at Principal Financial. In 2004, he left the corporate world and embraced the small business climate of Iowa to begin his own business in order to have more time with his growing family. In the last 13 years, Heartsill Fencing has grown to be a respected family business in House District 28.
Greg and his wife Angie have lived in southern Marion County for 22 years. They have ten children and enjoy their rural life of sustainable gardening, raising beef, dairy goats, and free-range chickens. Greg is active in church and mission work, is a member of National Federation of Independent Business, National Rifle Association, Pheasants Forever and Farm Bureau. He has served on the Central Committee of the Marion County Republicans for many years and attended several County, District, and State Conventions to promote a solid, conservative Republican platform.