For this family focused edition of our Meet the Team series we would like to introduce you to two members of the Leland Management team, Nicole and Greg. Nicole is the manager of first impressions here at Leland and Greg is an integral member of our gates department; however, their story goes far beyond a tale of two co-workers.
Nicole, born in Riverside, CA, moved to Orlando with her family at the tender age of four. She then attended St. Margaret Mary Catholic School in Winter Springs until the 8th grade and transferred to Winter Springs High School where she graduated in 2003. After high school she partnered with the Americare School of Nursing to become a Registered Medical Assistant. She then took her education to work for a Doctor’s office in Winter Park from 2007 to 2014. Here she became good friends with a fellow co-worker named Denise. One day in 2008, Denise’s son, Greg, came into the office to be treated for the flu and Nicole took care of him during his visit. It was then that Nicole and Greg first met each other. Greg was also a Central Florida native and attended Daytona Beach Community College where he graduated in 2002. He then started and ran his own flooring installation company from 2005 to 2011. It was in this time frame that Nicole and Greg started their relationship by going on a first date at the Mellow Mushroom restaurant in Winter Park. After two years of dating Greg proposed to Nicole during the Christmas season of 2010.
Their lives changed on April 25th, 2011 when their son Trenton was born. Trenton, who is now three, is an avid Disney and Ninja Turtles fan. Greg says Trenton loves his mother, chicken nuggets, and Jake and the Neverland Pirates (a children’s cartoon). This family of three enjoys going to Disney and the beach regularly. In the summers, they make their way to The Shores Resort in Daytona Beach for an annual family vacation.
Both Nicole and Greg joined the Leland team in the second quarter of 2014 allowing them to add work to the list of ways their lives are entwined. Nicole says her favorite part of being here at Leland is the way we invest in our employees personally through our Kid’s Day, Team Building and holiday events. Greg agrees that he enjoys those investments as well but more so appreciates the high level of community involvement Leland has with Nathaniel’s Hope, Making Strides against Breast Cancer, and other non-profit organizations.
We are proud to have Nicole and Greg as members of the Leland team and hope you enjoyed meeting one of our Leland Management families.