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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.

Ryan Deal

Ryan Deal

After attending UNC-Greensboro, Ryan lived in Charlotte, NC before returning to Greensboro. He was 38 when he moved back to town. He enthusiastically said yes to the opportunity to return to Greensboro to lead a newly created office focusing on arts & culture within the City government. The move was made all the easier when his partner found a professional growth opportunity working in Human Resources for a national company’s Greensboro office. For them, Greensboro offers the perfect balance of a slower pace and far less traffic than they knew in Charlotte, an overall more affordable cost of living, and all the amenities (arts & culture, shopping, parks and greenways, restaurants, etc.) that make a place livable.

Returned to Greensboro from Charlotte, NC

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  • Colleges
  • Arts & Culture
  • Parks & Greenways
  • Volunteering & Philanthropy
  • Downtown Greensboro
  • Neighborhoods/Cost of Living
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
Matt Healy

Matt Healy

Matt was born and raised in Greensboro and is a proud alumni of both the Greensboro Day School and Page High School.  He attended UNC Chapel Hill, then lived in DC for five years and then moved back in Chapel Hill for a few years. He and his wife, Sarah, believe that North Carolina is a beautiful state, and Greensboro is one of the best cities.  The quality of life in Greensboro is unparalleled.  It’s warm here 9 months out of the year, but you still get “All 4 Seasons” as people like to say.  Greensboro offers all the same amenities as other NC metros, but with a 5 minute commute and half the price.  Plus, Greensboro is beautiful, eclectic, artistic, fun, great restaurants, very social, with outstanding educational opportunities for children and adults, and the people from here are the most genuine, sophisticated, and well-rounded.

 

Returned to Greensboro from Washington, DC

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  • Public schools & universities
  • Neighborhoods
  • Job opportunities
  • Local sports
  • Country club memberships
  • Downtown
  • Philanthropic interests
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
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

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