By Staff Reports
(Hesperia)– Greg Robertson was recently recognized by the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) and the Hesperia Recreation and Park District (District) for his outstanding service to the community. Greg has loyally served the District as a volunteer docent at the Harrison Exhibit Center, greeting visitors with a warm smile and a welcoming personality for over two years. The Harrison Exhibit Center is the home of the Swisher, McGinnis, Otwell, and Old Town collections, exhibiting the history of Hesperia. While the Harrison Center has many ongoing collections and history, we feel that Greg and his personal history serve as an additional exhibit.
Most importantly, Greg is an ambassador of the District and the good work we do in our community. Visitors experience that Greg truly enjoys showing and explaining the items featured at the Harrison center.
Greg was born in Quincy, Illinois, moved to Colorado, and in 1959 moved to Ontario, California. In 2010, he and his wife moved to Hesperia. After moving to Hesperia, he was interested in learning about its history. He found out about the Harrison Exhibit Center and started to volunteer there. Over the course of his life, he has held jobs where he learned many different skills. In this time, he learned how to restore Jaguars and steam engine trains, meeting a few celebrities along the way, including Jay Leno. His hobbies include building HO scale model trains and wood working, which includes building furniture.
He has been married to his second wife for ten years. He has two children and one granddaughter that he helped to raise. He believes in family first and to always enjoy life.
Greg is an exceptional citizen who is also active in his hobbies and in learning and sharing the history of Hesperia. Everyone knows Greg as a generous, kind gentleman with a superior attitude, who always gives you a smile. Greg also volunteers at several District events, including Movies in the Park.
The District is proud to recognize Greg for all that he does to support our mantra of Parks Make Life Better! Board Vice President Jose Gonzalez stated “The District is pleased to recognize Greg and his volunteer efforts, and I would also like to thank all of the hundreds of other volunteers who support the District each year. Volunteers are key to the success of our District.” If you are ever passing through Hesperia, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Harrison Exhibit Center, and meet Greg.
The District encourages residents to visit the District’s website at www.hesperiaparks.com and become familiar with the District’s programs, facilities and parks.