About Greg Shorts
Greg Shorts grew up in the small beach town of Carpinteria California. As a child he played in the surf, camped all around the Western United States and helped his dad start the Carpinteria Conservation Society. These experiences lead to a life-long commitment to the outdoors and its recreation and natural resources.
Greg also had several then-typical teen jobs like delivering the paper and working at a local gas station. Two weeks after graduating from high school, Greg left for San Diego and the United States Navy. After training and qualifications, he became a Naval Aircrewman specializing in Anti-Submarine Warfare and Search and Rescue. He completed 4 years of active duty including two West Pacific cruises aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70).
Upon leaving active duty, Greg joined the Naval Reserve for 8 additional years and attended to San Diego State University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a Masters of Educational in Educational Technology.
After graduation, he was hired by EDmin.com, an educational internet software development company and quickly rose to become the Director of Software Development. Greg oversaw development of online tools to improve student performance and projects to bring Internet access to dozens of underserved schools.
After leaving EDmin.com, Greg began his college teaching career, teaching courses in web development, graphic design and other computer science disciplines. He now teaches exclusively online.
In 2002, Greg met his wife Becky at a friend’s BBQ and has now celebrating his 15th anniversary year of marriage. Becky and Greg moved to Reno in 2005 and had their first child, Jackson in 2006. His daughter Annabelle followed in 2007. Greg now lives in Assembly District 25 with his family and small zoo of dogs, cats, parrots, a guinea pig and a desert tortoise.