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Greensboro Gurus

Our Gurus are here to welcome you back to Greensboro. They know the ins and outs and are happy to assist you with any questions, from networking to family fun. Contact a Guru today to help you with your move back.

Zithobile Nxumalo, Ph.D.

Zithobile (Zitty) Nxumalo, Ph.D.

Zithobile (Zitty) grew up in Greensboro and attended preschool at First Baptist Church, Peeler Open School, Erwin Elementary School, Swann Middle School (formerly Aycock), and Dudley High School. After graduating from Dudley in 1999, Zitty attended Spelman College and Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, GA before returning to Greensboro in 2005. She was 24 when she moved back to town. She came home and finished her undergraduate journey at Guilford College. Life hadn't gone as expected and she needed a hard reset. She has built an incredible social network in Greensboro and hope to do a lot of good in the city.

Returned to Greensboro from Atlanta, GA

Ask Me About
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Networking
  • Brunch spots
  • Hidden gems (especially in East Greensboro)
  • Dance community and inclusive civic engagement in predominantly Black communities
Tal Blevins

Tal Blevins

Tal grew up in Greensboro and attended Page High and UNCG. He moved to San Francisco where he worked in tech journalism for 20 years. A variety of reasons brought him back to Greensboro with his California-born wife, including proximity to family, reasonable and rational cost of living, recognizing growth opportunities in Greensboro, escaping traffic and population density in the Bay Area, community, and wanting to make a difference in politics, human rights, cultural, and social issues. Tal is a board member of Guilford Green Foundation and LGBTQ Center, which opened downtown in 2020. He was also involved with the food and beverage scene in San Francisco, so he started MACHETE restaurant here in Greensboro with a couple of talented chefs as a pop-up experience out of his house. Tal hopes the success shows others there are opportunities in Greensboro to try something new and add to the amenities and social activities in the area. His wife also very much enjoys living in Greensboro and they talk about how moving from California to NC when they did was a great decision.

Returned to Greensboro from San Francisco, CA

Ask Me About
  • Local food and cocktail culture
  • Small business scene
  • Cost of living
  • LGBTQ resources
  • Downtown Greensboro
Hilda Tajalli

Hilda Tajalli

Hilda was born and raised in Greensboro. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, she accepted a job in Northern Virginia. After a few years in Virginia and graduating from Leadership Arlington, she felt very compelled to make an impact in her hometown community. Hilda moved back to Greensboro in 2018, she was very attracted to the cost of living, being closer to family and her ambition to network and make an impact in her hometown. She enjoys volunteering, supporting local businesses and walking in local parks.

Returned to Greensboro from Arlington, VA

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  • Volunteerism
  • Local food and businesses
  • Cocktail scene
  • Hiking trails and parks
  • Real estate
  • Fitness and wellness
Anna Scott Pulliam

Anna Scott Pulliam

Anna (pronouns:she/her) was born in Greensboro and lived in the Triad for several years before her family moved east to the beach. She returned to her hometown to attend university and has lived here (again) ever since. Anna is a realtor with Keller Williams and absolutely loves her work. When not working you can find her and her partner working on home projects, cooking, or in general getting crafty. Anna's favorite thing about Greensboro (besides the houses) is the easy access to both the coast and the mountains and the local food and drink scene.

Returned to Greensboro from Raleigh, NC

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  • Neighborhoods
  • Real estate
  • Local food & drink scene
  • Local activities
Kristen Herndon

Kristen Herndon

Kristen grew up in Greensboro, went to Appalachian State for undergrad and then moved to Colorado for four years before coming back to the 'boro. She returned for many reasons - from family, to obtaining her masters at UNCG, and to that feeling of home and belonging, Greensboro just holds a special place in her heart.


Returned to Greensboro from Keystone, Colorado

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  • Parks
  • Family activities
  • Greensboro attractions
  • Local breweries & restaurants
  • Neighborhoods
  • Lakes and trails
  • City sports and organizations
  • Recreation and outdoor activities
  • Greensboro/Guilford County public and private schools and colleges
Michael Sumner

Michael Sumner

Michael was born and raised in Greensboro. After graduating from Greensboro Day School, he attended NC State University in Raleigh, NC where he stayed for 7 years for his undergraduate and graduate studies as well as to begin his work career. Michael moved to Washington, DC for the big city experience. After a year in DC, he was offered a position back in Greensboro. With a lower cost of living and increased salary, it was a no-brainer to come back. His biggest concern coming back was the possibility of culture shock and wondering what there was to do for young professionals. Upon his return, Michael was pleasantly surprised and has watched Greensboro continue to grow and offer more and more for young professionals. Now, with a family of his own, he can't imagine raising his kids anywhere else.

Returned to Greensboro from Washington, DC

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  • Social Spots
  • Family Activities
  • Philanthropy
  • Education
Jordan Lacenski

Jordan Lacenski

Jordan grew up in Greensboro, went to Northwest Guilford High and received her BA from UNCG. When she married her husband, the Army took them to Destin, Florida, and then they had a year-long adventure in Bozeman, Montana. The stars aligned with a job offer for her husband and they moved back home to Greensboro. Jordan is an entrepreneur, so she was able to bring her business with her. They live in Lindley Park and spend a lot of time at the little Walker Avenue corner restaurants. They have enjoyed the nostalgia of GSO as well as discovering new friends, new organizations, and watching the city grow. They love it here, and now as 35-year-olds with a 4 month old baby, they have a new perspective and a revived passion to make it the best city ever!

Returned to Greensboro from Bozeman, MT and Destin, FL

Ask Me About
  • Entrepreneurial Endeavors
  • New Businesses
  • Downtown
  • Small Businesses to Visit
  • Networking Events
  • Shopping
  • Gyms
  • Getting Involved
  • Volunteering