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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.

Dominick Amendum

Dominick Amendum

Dominick grew up in Charlotte, NC and attended Myers Park High School, and then came to Greensboro to UNCG for his collegiate career.  After graduating, he moved to New York City, where he lived and worked on Broadway for over 15 years.  He was 39 when he moved back to Greensboro. He returned for quality of life for his kids, job opportunities, and to be closer to his family.  And those are exactly the reasons he has stayed... plus the incredible community of friends that they've found around Greensboro.

Returned to Greensboro from New York City

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  • Arts and Music
  • Colleges
  • Kids and Family
  • Downtown Greensboro
  • Neighborhoods/Cost of Living
Adam Duggins

Adam Duggins

Adam grew up in Greensboro and attended Page High School. After attending William & Mary, he lived in Atlanta, Charlottesville, Atlanta again and Durham before returning back to Greensboro.  At 33, he moved back with his wife and 3 young sons (with a 4th son on the way).  His kids were pre-school aged and as he reflected about the environment that he wanted to raise them in, a mid-size city was more attractive so that he and his wife could be more involved in their day to day lives.

Originally they considered other mid-size cities in the region, but after visiting family back in Greensboro, they realized that Greensboro was very different from the city he knew growing up in the 80s/90s.

Between the downtown scene, the transformed universities and the new industries (aerospace, logistics), it was an evolving city that was emerging for 21st century growth. Specifically, he loves the combination of restaurants in Greensboro and the diversity of offerings in the area and find they don’t have time to try all of them.

Having been back for 7 years, we have loved our time in Greensboro. He worried about moving back would be a repeat of his childhood, but living in a different neighborhood, with many friends who aren’t from here, both him and his wife have found this to be a new home! Most importantly, living here has allowed them to make the lifestyle changes they needed to be very involved in their children’s lives.  The lack of traffic and closeness of most destinations allow him to attend all of his kids activities and sports, and that has been perhaps the greatest gift his hometown has given his family.

 

Returned to Greensboro from Atlanta, GA via Durham, NC

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  • Family-friendly activities
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Schools
Denise Roth

Denise Roth

Denise lived in Greensboro for 10 years and served in a number of leadership capacities including working for a Member of Congress, leading government affairs for public/private economic development organizations and as Greensboro City Manager. She was appointed by President Barack Obama to lead the General Services Administration, one of the largest federal agencies, and the only opportunity significant enough to instigate our move! She returned to Greensboro for the quality of life. Raising an 11 year old who loves the outdoors,she wanted him to have the experience of the extensive park network and exploring outdoor activities in a safe environment. The airport has a number of direct flights to major cities which allows her to reach her clients with ease. Her family has adopted Greensboro as their hometown and continue to enjoy the parks, arts and the neighborly community. They appreciate the culture of the city as well. The city has a rich history of activism and a multitude of diverse colleges and universities which attracts engaging young people.

Returned to Greensboro from Washington, DC

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  • Raising kids
  • Civic engagement
  • City history
Carrie Stewart

Carrie Stewart

After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, Carrie returned home to pursue a banking career with BB&T.  In 2017, Carrie changed industries and now helps run a solar and lighting company, Green State Power, with her husband, Will.  Together, they are growing a business and raising 3 young children, always encouraging friends and family to move back to Greensboro.

Returned to Greensboro from Chapel Hill, NC

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  • Family activities
  • Philanthropy
  • Small business
  • Childcare options
Alyse Pait Sumner

Alyse Pait Sumner

As a Greensboro native, Alyse only ventured away to attend college at UNC-Wilmington and graduate school at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Greensboro has helped raise her and shape how she sees the world, and often how the world sees her. After undergraduate, she was an educator in the public school system for five years, before deciding to return to graduate school to become a Psychologist.  Upon graduation from UNC, she moved back to Greensboro to work for the Mental Health Association in Greensboro and started expanding her Greensboro roots. She got married, had two daughters, volunteered, and decided Greensboro was where she wanted her family to be.  In 2017, she moved into private practice and was fortunate to open her own practice, Sante Counseling, located in historical Fisher Park.

 

Returned to Greensboro from Wilmington, NC

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  • Family Activities
  • Women’s Opportunities for Empowerment and Growth
  • Mental Health
  • Community Resources
Beth Fischer

Beth Fischer

Beth attended Guilford College and received her undergraduate degree in business. After college, she wanted to explore beyond NC boundaries and lived in Chicago, Atlanta and Cleveland. Beth moved to Charlotte in 2002 and returned here to work for UNCG as vice chancellor for University Advancement. She was excited by UNCG's momentum and the people there. The Spartan family is reflective of Greensboro - down to earth, warm hearted and motivated to do the right things. She is an active member of Women Executives and Women’s Professional Forum.

 

Returned to Greensboro from Charlotte, NC

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  • UNCG
  • Family activities
  • Working downtown
Elizabeth Bostian

Elizabeth Bostian

Elizabeth left in 1989 when her mother remarried, and lived in Raleigh, Atlanta, Davidson (for college), Washington, D.C., and Winston-Salem (for law school) prior to coming back here.  She returned primarily for family and because Greensboro offers access to all that you need from a bigger city while maintaining an easy way of life.  She had job offers out of law school in Atlanta and Greensboro, and she didn't want to spend precious time she wouldn't have as a young lawyer in her car.

Returned to Greensboro from Washington, D.C

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  • Local banking and legal markets
  • Young children activities
  • Local running trails
  • Greensboro Grasshoppers games
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