About A List Startenders
Greg is the founder of and primary instructor at A-List Startenders.
His career began on the campus of Eastern Illinois University where he studied finance by day and paid his tuition by bartending at night. After graduating, he put on a suit and tie and went to work as a financial advisor only to find that the excitement, fun, people-oriented, fast-paced nature of bartending kept calling him back to the industry.
Greg spent the next 12 years tending bar while always thinking about ways he might use his knowledge and expertise to positively influence the industry and others looking for a career in bartending. In 2011, Greg’s passion was realized in his conception of A-List Startenders, the ultimate experience in bartending schools.
Using his experiences tending bar and with the help of two experts in the field of education, his mom and sister, a principal and high-school teacher in the Chicagoland area, Greg developed a unique, vibrant, motivating, and engaging curriculum that is based on best practices in teaching and learning.
As a high-school wrestler, Greg was greatly influenced by his coach who instilled in him the strong work ethic, can-do attitude, perseverance, and mental resilience that are now the foundations upon which he has built his bartending school.