Some people would say I'm pretty awesome…I would have to agree with them. My name is Greg Brown. I am a first quarter student at the greatest school EVER – Sherman College of Chiropractic.
I was born in a land far, far away. Some would say it's almost another planet (which would explain my behavior on occasion). That distant country is a place we all know as California. Southern California. (You'll see why this is important later – Just keep up with me.) I am the oldest of 3 children, son of a truck driver, turned inventory manager, turned truck driver. A sweet, smart man who made me what I am today (forgive the sentimentality). My mother worked for various tech companies (including Apple) until she went back to school to become a nurse in her 30's. Eventually my dad's job (non-military, I always get asked that) transferred us to Southern Colorado (noticing a theme here, yet?). We moved when I was about 11 and so I like to say that I basically "grew up" there. I attended elementary school, middle school, as well as high school, and a class at the junior college. When I was 19, my dad's warehouse closed. Since he left home after graduating from high school at the age of 16 he wanted to move closer to his parents – my Grammy and Papa. Through many toils and tribulations, lots of heartache and hard work, I am here now, in South Carolina. (Does that make me a "Southerner"? See, told you I was going somewhere with this) I have lived in SC since 1995. You may be doing the math here now, saying, "Wait. You moved here when you were 19? In 1995? So that makes you….what? OLD??" I am 35. I have a beautiful wife (Jennifer), a baby boy (Ethan), a 10 year old daughter (Angel), and an ex-wife (can't write her name here, it would look like this -"@#$*&").
I always knew I wanted to help people with what I wanted to learn. It just took me a while to get to the point where I would enroll at Sherman. When I was younger, I wanted to be a doctor. Of course then, my idea of a doctor was different than now, but I digress. As I grew up, I wanted to be a pediatrician – you know, help kids. Eventually, I decided on a veterinarian. Somehow, I was diverted away from the healthcare field by a pull from the radio bug. I worked at a radio station in Greenville, SC and loved it. I loved it, but was I good enough? Was this what I was called to do? Other distractions took over, I was pulled from radio for a need to have and raise a family. Somehow I was shown that "with my personality", I could do sales. So, I worked in the cell phone business. I did it for a while. 1998-2011, with a few breaks, that still makes a solid 12 years learning how to talk people into stuff they sometimes couldn't afford, but couldn't do without. I had a customer there by the name of George. I helped him with some phone issues, and through the course of normal conversation I told him I would like to be in the healthcare field. He said he helped people and asked if I would like to come by and see his office and talk some more about the subject. Seeds were planted when Dr. Auger told me about Sherman, what he did for a living, how he helped people. I talked myself out of thinking I could do this. It was way too much school. But…
As time went on, I met lots of people. Several Sherman graduates, D.C.'s, people in this field who helped me realize that this dream wasn't as hard or far off as I led myself to believe. Dr. Joe Boggs, Dr. Princess Porter, Dr. Matthew Christopher, and Dr. Brandon Tester, have all stepped in my path and shown me the something that has helped me realize within myself, that tug towards this awesome profession. If you are considering a change of career (it's never too late), your life's dream, a chance to help people with what YOU will learn? Please consider Sherman College. Apply here, or contact somebody for more information.
So, I am in my first quarter of 14. That seems so far, but I've been a whole lot further. Can't wait to see how things turn out…..