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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

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

Ask Me About
  • Family activities
  • Philanthropy
  • Small business
  • Childcare options

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
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