Friday, March 6, 2009
Marrow - Candidate for House of Delegates
Greg Marrow is a local optometrist who practices with his wife Christi in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
He graduated from the University of New England, top in his class, with a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology before earning a doctorate of optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.
Greg is also a decorated US Navy veteran with over a decade of service on ships, in the Mediterranean Sea, and at the end of his military career, as the Department Head of the Optometry Clinic at the Naval Hospital at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. Here he was awarded the prestigious Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal for fiscal responsibility in stream lining efficiency in the clinic, support of troop readiness, and saving taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars each year.
Greg has been involved in politics for several decades and has worked for candidates on both sides of the aisle. He has worked tirelessly to improve the health and prosperity of his community and in 2006 was awarded a civilian medal of honor by the Valley Voice Reading Service for outstanding support and contribution to Virginia's blind and visually impaired.
In addition to this effort, Greg and his wife Christi have donated thousands of dollars to local libraries, needy charities, churches and schools.
Greg and Christi were drawn to the Valley years ago and have been in love with it ever since, learning very quickly that this is a great place to raise a family. In addition to managing a successful business, Greg and Christi are raising two wonderfully bright children, Cami, age 4, and Cade, age 2.
In his spare time Greg enjoys hiking the Appalachian Trail and raising alpacas and chickens on his small farm.