I met Kerry and Greg on my first trip up to the mountain in 1999 at a big neighborhood party.
They have always been at the heart of the community up here; hosting pot lucks, arranging road and fire safety meetings, and always eager to lend a hand to a neighbor in need.
For the past 22 years, they have been my role models of how to be a good neighbor and how to live a good life in the country.
Greg passed away unexpectedly this week. He was such a great friend to so many of us, and we will miss him dearly.
This photo of Kerry and Greg taken recently with their first grandchild is how I'll remember him. Smiling, full of love and always putting family and friends first.
Rest in peace, Greg.