Gregory Friedman, the nephew of our founder and Executive Director Mitch Friedman, passed away on August 4, 2017.
We deeply appreciate that some are choosing to honor and remember Greg through a donation to Conservation Northwest. Greg hiked in and was impressed by Whistler and the Sea to Sky area of southern British Columbia, and donations will help support our efforts to protect and recover grizzly bears and their habitat there. Thank you!
You can make a donation online, or by calling Maureen at 206.675.9747 extension 129 during business hours. If you are making an online donation in memory of Greg, please note it in the comment section of our online donation form. Thank you!
Greg's life touched his family, friends, and community. Greg was a talented artist, a national karate champion, and had a deep passion for learning. He excelled at football in high school and played into college at Tulane University in New Orleans. After college, Greg’s career took him to Chicago and New York, before settling in Los Angeles with the love of his life, Casey Taslitz, and his beloved puppy, Rhodes.
Greg was a renaissance man and devoted to family and friends. He was an avid reader and explorer of the unknown. He was authentic, dynamic and gifted; playing rugby one day and enjoying a symphony the next. He surfed, boxed, traveled the globe and lived life to the fullest extent. Greg was a loving and sentimental person; he put family and friends above all else and took care of those around him. He was strong, independent and continually pushed himself to be better. Greg was a natural born leader who touched every person that he met, and we will all miss him deeply.
“It is good to have an end to journey toward but it is the journey that matters in the end.”