Greg was born and raised in Cokato, Minnesota. He graduated from Dassel-Cokato High School in 2000. After high school he attended Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Exercise and Sports Science in 2004. Returning to school, Greg received his Mortuary Science degree from the University of Minnesota in 2006. He is now a third generation funeral director with his father at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato and Howard Lake, Minnesota and works part-time for Hantge Funeral Chapels. Greg is married to Amber and they have three sons, Quinn, Keaton and Ryan. Greg enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, and sports.