As I sit at my laptop, I’m trying to think about what you may be interested in knowing about me…but more importantly, what information will help you make what is probably a complex, difficult and important decision about yourself or a loved one. So here goes…
I grew up in southern Indiana and was fortunate to live with and learn from both sets of my grandparents in my early years. They role-modeled many traits I’ve tried to incorporate in my life including a strong work ethic, integrity, honesty, living life with a higher purpose, empathy, service, and a keeping a sense of humor. My years living with them created a special place in my heart and a huge respect for those in the later chapters of their lives. My father has had numerous complications from Type I Diabetes during his life and resides in a skilled nursing facility. I still remember the day I came to grips with the reality that he would no longer be able to live without significant assistance with his activities of everyday life…my guess is that many of you reading this are struggling with these same type of issues. I’ve been married to my wife Tracy for 33 years and we have two children, Alex and Kaeli.
My undergraduate degree is in Accounting from Old Dominion University and MBA from Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. I started my career at KPMG Peat Marwick as an auditor and then joined the Walt Disney Company for 18 years working in Florida, France, California and Hong Kong. During the time at these organizations, I learned the importance of planning and the “big picture” but also how important attention to detail is in being a professional and providing excellent service. It was also during this time that I transitioned from Finance to focus on the people side of the business or Human Resources where I’ve focused my career the past 20 years. The importance of selecting the best of the best staff and the criticality of training are non-negotiable…and we have incorporated these into our approach to business and service. Following the Disney years, I worked for World Vision International a global non-profit organization serving those in need in over 100 countries through disaster relief, advocacy, and community development. World Vision gave me a whole new perspective on the world and I’ll always be grateful for my experiences during those years. So, why am I in Florida leading a home care organization?
First, relates to family. We are now closer to my father and Tracy’s parents who live in Sarasota. My daughter attends a great school in the area called Pine View and we wanted to be “rooted” as she completes her education through high school…and we thought this area was a great place for her to grow. Second, I’ve worked for large global organizations for my entire career and it is exciting to build something on my own, based on my values, principles, and approaches that are important to me and I believe will make a positive impact for others. Lastly, and most important, I believe we can provide a valuable and important service…and do it extremely well…for those who really need it. In my view, it is noble work.
We look forward to serving you and your loved ones and “letting our family care for yours”.
Greg Wann, Owner