Gregory is an author, essayist, teacher, real estate professional, and social philosopher with a diverse and international background. 

Originally from New York City (Howard Beach), Gregory left the Big Apple in 1987 for Franciscan University in Ohio. After graduating in 1990, he spent most of the 1990s in Europe, first working on his master's degree in Liechtenstein and then his doctorate and university teaching in Ireland

He remains engaged in scholarly projects focused on transformations in Western culture in the post-modern, post-Christian, and post-secular age.

A committed minimalist, he is also a lover of all things Irish and English.

For the past 28 years, Gregory has called Grand Rapids, Michigan, home.

Grand Rapids is Pure Michigan's second-largest city. It sits about 30 minutes east of Lake Michigan. The city's past is tied to furniture making, while its present and future are deeply connected to its vibrant arts communities. 

As a community synergist, Gregory's passion for bringing people together shapes his professional and personal activities – including his work in real estate sales, teaching, and writing. 

You can find Gregory engaged in various community projects, including Fair Housing and LGBT Civil Rights, gathering friends for meals, and discussing various topics into the night.

Franciscan University
Steubenville, Ohio (1987-1990)
BA in Theology, Philosophy, and Political Science

Franciscan is a vibrant Catholic liberal arts university in Eastern Ohio.

International Academy of Philosophy
Schaan, Liechtenstein (1991-1992)
M.Phil in Philosophy and Political Economy

The Academy was an academic center focused on contemporary continental philosophy, including personalism and phenomenology.

Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland (1992-1996)
Ph.D. in Philosophy

The degree was awarded through the Loyola Institute, a Jesuit academic institute affiliated with Trinity College. Doctoral research focused on social philosophy and political economy.

Learn more about Gregory's academic background and interests.

Greenridge Realty
Grand Rapids, MI 2014 - Present
Real Estate Sales & Advising Real Estate School
Grand Rapids, MI 2016 - Present
Real Estate Licensing Instructor

Freelance Digital Copywriting
Grand Rapids, MI 1999 – Present
(Principal) Freelance & Contract Digital Copywriting / Editing

Amway Corporation
Ada, MI 2004 – 2014
Web Editor - UI/UX Core Team

Summit Training Source
Grand Rapids, MI 1999 - 2004
Strategic Communications Director

Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, PA 1996 - 1998
Philosophy Professor

Milltown Institute
(Pontifical Academy)
Dublin, Ireland 1992 – 1999
University Lecturer of Philosophy

All Hallows College
Dublin, Ireland 1994 - 1996
Visiting Lecturer of Philosophy


Spiritual Naturalist Society
Executive Director 2022 - Present

The Westar Institute
Affiliated Scholar 2017 - Present

The Oran Mor Institute
Founder 2018 - Present

Digital Communication Certificate
PRSA - 2018

Social Media Marketing Certificate
HubSpot Academy - 2017

Verified Copywriting Specialist
American Writers & Artists Institute - 2016

Usability Analyst
Human Factors International - 2014

Digital Copywriter
Mediabistro, New York - 2013

User-Centered Design
Michigan State University - 2012

eMarketing Association - 2007



A supporter of Mercy for Animals, an organization dedicated to improving the conditions of factory-farmed animals, Gregory also supports Hearts of Hope Animal Rescue and the Humane Society of West Michigan


Gregory has served as a teacher/mentor with the Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF), a Grand Rapids community project shaped by the conviction that all people deserve safe, clean, affordable housing. He remains active in a variety of Fair Housing issues across West Michigan.


In the late 1990s, Gregory served on the board of directors of the Grand Rapids LGBT Network. In 2001 he co-founded Hinges, an LGBT professional and social association. In 2014-2015 he was active with Marriage for Michigan, a state-wide coalition seeking same-sex marriage rights.


Deeply influenced by his Irish and English ancestry and his years living in Dublin, Gregory engages in continual learning about Irish and British culture and history.

Gregory takes occasional courses with the University of Galway’s Irish Studies program.

He's a member of the American Irish Historical Society, the Irish American Cultural Institute, The Celtic League, and the Cornwall Cultural Association

Ireland is known as the land of Saints, Poets, and Scholars.

In terms of Irish literature, Gregory gravitates toward Oscar Wilde, Padraig O'Tuama, and John Moriarty.

As for music, no one compares to the inimitable Van Morrison, as well as Everything But the Girl.

A lover of poetry, Gregory particularly appreciates W.H. Auden, Paul Durcan, and Cathal O’Sharkey. Gregory is a member of the W.H. Auden Society.

He is also an admirer of the painting of Henry Scott Tuke, Connor Mcguire, and The Group of Seven. 

In terms of Irish-English films, the following are favorites: Bedrooms & Hallways, Love Actually, Maurice, God's Own Country, Beautiful Thing, and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

As for Irish-British television, there are countless shows to mention, but among the best are Absolutely Fabulous, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Queer As Folk, Victoria, The Crown, Derry Girls, and Heartstopper.