Los Angeles to Greensboro - the adventure!
Updated: Mar 23, 2019
One of the questions I get asked often in meetings is "Los Angeles to the Piedmont Triad? What is the story there"? Honestly, it is quite simple. When you find the greatest community in the country to live in, you move there as quickly as you can!
However, I am getting ahead of myself. All of this started back with my twenty year in the Creative field in Los Angeles, California. While I loved my job, the hour and half commute in both directions and the rising cost of living was taking its toll. The ten years I spent at Mattel managing Mattycollector.com and the DC superhero theatrical toy lines at retail was incredible, but when you look around and realize your 8-year old has no yard to play in, it's time to make a big life changing decision.
My wife and I started what became a year long search for a better place to raise our daughter. We started a nation wide search looking into factors from location, to taxes to (food!) to business opportunities. Very quickly, Greensboro North Carolina rose to the top.
We vacationed here in May 2018 and everything was just above our expectations in every way. From Bog Gardens to downtown, the whole town was literally a breath of fresh air. A few more months rolled by and we finally decided to pull the trigger. Packing up everything and hugging friends and family goodbye, we loaded the van and set off on our new adventure.
Since moving here to Greensboro each day has been better than the last. The new friends and community members we have met have been warm, friendly and so inviting. The opportunities in the Triad area continue to be more plentiful than we could have hoped for and actually led to me to form Spector Creative. I am excited to share my passion and experience in Branding, Content and Retail solutions with local businesses in the community and beyond.
At the end of the day, we could not be happier with our decision. Or as I tell a lot of my friends back in Los Angeles; Greensboro has 350,000 people, five comic books stores and a water park. I like those odds...