Hailing from San Bernardino (or as I call it, San Berdoo) and armed with an arsenal of experience in both marketing and project management, Greg Selden is a force to be reckoned with. Refusing to sit still outside of work hours, he is the author of "The Attitude of Gratitude," a youth basketball coach, and an excellent exemplar of a professional people person who gives back while continuing to move forward. He was highly recommended and we are thrilled to have him join the team.
Greg: It's great to be here!
G: Prior to Foster Made, I was working as a PM on the web team of a marketing and advertising agency in Washington, DC. My experience spans from Account Management to Marketing and Project Management. I'm excited to begin a new journey here at Foster Made.
G: During my free time I have a lot of different hobbies and interests. I have a Chihuahua/Jack Russell named Cali that I spend a lot of time with. I enjoy reading and writing and recently self-published my first children's book. I also enjoy experiencing new and different restaurants in the Richmond area and coaching and playing basketball.
I'm also extremely competitive when it comes to Taboo and Monopoly, so I always enjoy a good game night with friends and family.
G: The last song that I listened to was "Return of the Mack" by Mark Morrison. I feel like the composition of the song is truly unmatched.
G: I'd most likely give a TED talk on how to take a high quality nap. I believe I've identified the perfect time limit/strategy to napping. Mostly from years of personal experience.
G: The recipe for the perfect nap:
— 20 minutes (Prevents grogginess)
— Best if usually done right after eating lunch
— Turn your phone to silent and don't feel any regret for taking your nap!
G: The first two people would definitely be my older brother and sister. They've unofficially served as advisory board members to my life. I'd also add Stephen A. Smith from ESPN because he definitely would not hesitate to correct me if I was ever wrong and Malcolm Gladwell for balance.
G: Besides my own book (for selfish reasons), "The Slight Edge" by Jeff Olson is a book that I frequently gift. It's a great book that gives easy to implement daily habits that can translate to great results over time. I've recently read "The Defining Decade" by Dr. Meg Jay. I plan to gift this book to anyone that I know in their 20s as it gives tips on how to maximize your 20s to help set yourself up for success, I actually wish that someone would've gifted it to me earlier in life.
G: I'm always looking for deals and recently found a DJ mixer (Turntables) to use with my laptop. I've decided to begin learning the tricks of the trade in my spare time.
G: I have an unhealthy obsession with taking food recipes from the internet and remixing it with my own steps and ingredients. I haven't had much success with it and should probably stop, BUT I most likely won't.
G: "The Reinvention of Greg Selden" — I think this best describes me as I am a huge advocate for reinventing yourself whenever you need to start fresh or feel stuck. I've had to adapt to a lot of changes over my lifetime so I feel like this is fitting.