EDUCATION

Colonie Central High School (1992)

*Created the "Knock, Knock. Who's There?" Scholarship at Colonie High which is awarded yearly to students entering college for the Arts (2015 - )

University at Albany (SUNYA) (1997)

SUNY HVCC (A.A.) (1998)

Certified Life / Business Coach (Coach Training Alliance) (2008 - ) To learn more, visit: coachmegreg.com


COMMUNITY SERVICE

Actively raising a voice in support of the West Hill's residents and businesses in Albany via passion piece videos and interviews (2018 - )

Invited to attend The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) roundtable discussion to focus on police relations and education issues within the city of Albany (2018)

Served on the Palace Theatre 'Think Tank' committee (2016-2017)

Selected as the keynote speaker at the 254th birthday of "Uncle Sam" Wilson (2020)

Board member on the South Colonie 'Dollars for Scholars' program (2017-2020)

Appointed Ambassador of Goodwill at St. Pius X in Loudonville, NY (2016 - )

Formed the Young Adults Group at St. Pius X in Loudonville, NY (2017 - )

Lector at St. Pius X in Loudonville, NY (2016 - )

'Service Day' volunteer at St. Pius - a day where over 200 volunteers come together to help the community with various organized projects (2016 - )

Served on two mission trips to work with the poor and assisted in rebuilding infrastructure in Honduras (2009) and Puerto Rico (2019)

Board member on the Get Your Rack Back (GYRB) foundation which supplements financial support to cancer patients residing in the 518 (2016 -  )

Member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (Albany, New York)

As a professional fundraiser, Greg has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various Capital Region (and Northeast) foundations and charities including: American Cancer Society, Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany, Make-A-Wish, Leukemia / Lymphoma Society, Northeast Kidney Foundation, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), GYRB (Get Your Rack Back), Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Catholic Charities, police departments, fire departments and Elks lodges

ENTERTAINMENT CAREER

Award-winning comedian / actor / emcee who has performed from New York City to Los Angeles with such comedians as Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn and Kathleen Madigan to name a few (2001 - )

Formed Radial Gage Entertainment company (2005 - )

Launched the award-winning touring comedy production, 'The Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Showcase' - one of the longest continually produced showcases in the United States. To learn more, visit: gregaidala.com (2006 -)

Greg's appeared on the Lifetime Movie Network, MTV, PBS, Amazon Prime, SIRIUS XM Radio and numerous TV commercials

 

LAST LITTLE TID BITS

I'm from a large Italian / Irish / Catholic family - one of eight kids! I have four sisters and three brothers

My father (John) raised all eight of us on his own after our mother lost her courageous battle to breast cancer in 1981

I play the guitar, drums, harmonica and trumpet. Music is a great connector and broadens the mind

I've played numerous sports in my lifetime including: baseball, basketball, football, wrestling and softball. Sports are a great way to strengthen team building skills

Elected President of my 8th grade class at Sand Creek Middle School

Published poet through the Library of Congress - Washington, D.C. (1996)

I unicycle. Yes, unicycle. It's great for balance

I've skydived three times

I'm a Yankees fan - Go Yanks!