AUGUST 2012: HELLO MY NAME IS...GREGG RUSSELL
Author: Special To C2 Magazine | Photographer: Mark Staff Photography
Hi, My name is Gregg Russell, but my friends call me GR. You may have seen me in** Harbour Town** or on a DVD from the backseat of an Ohio van. I grew up in the boring/**exciting** town of Birmingham, Alabama.
When I was five, my hero was Mickey Mantle, but now Charles Fraser is the person I most admire. It’s been 36 years since I first came to Hilton Head Island, and to me, the biggest change is that I now live in my house, not my van.
If someone were to ask me for advice about making a difference, I would tell them to host a family from our Hilton Head Heroes program. My line of work is entertainment and I chose this profession because I saw the Beatles on TV and just knew that I wanted to make music.
If I were mayor of HHI/Bluffton, my first order of business would be to encourage the development of a quaint “downtown Hilton Head”and a permanent outdoor concert venue.
My favorite time of the year on HHI/Bluffton, is spring because of the Heritage golf tournament, the blooming azaleas and I get to return to Harbour Town.
In closing, when you turn the page, I hope you remember that I’ve tried to be a good ambassador for the Sea Pines Resort and all of Hilton Head, but definitely not only as that guy under the tree who sings about finding a booger in your sugar. See ya!