Greg Davenport has been active in disaster preparedness, wilderness medicine, and survival education since 1983.
Greg has a Doctorate degree in Health Science with a focus on Leadership and Organizational Behavior; a Masters degree in PA Medicine with a focus on Wilderness and Emergency Medicine; a PA Certificate focused on Rural Primary Care; and an Associate of Science degree in Search and Survival Rescue.
Presently, Davenport is the Chair and Program Director for the School of Medical Science at George Fox University and Adjunct Professor (full professor) for the Doctor of Medical Science program at Lynchburg College. His past includes development of two successfully accredited PA programs (to include medical and regional accreditation).
Since completing the UW PA Medicine program, Greg has worked in remote and urban emergency settings and volunteered as a rapid disaster response PA. Recently his focus has been on ‘humanitarian service’ and he has deployed to multiple disasters and remote villages. Recent trips include
- Oaxaca Mexico – Remote village medical care (2020)
- Nicaragua – Remote village medical care (2019)
- Dominican Republic – Remote village medical care (2019)
- Honduras – Remote villages medical care (2018)
- Haiti – Remote village medical care (2018)
- Nicaragua – Remote village medical care (2018)
- Dominican Republic – Remote village medical care (2018)
- Kolkata India – Remote village medical care (2017)
- Hawija Iraq – Combat – trauma stabilization point (2017)
- Nicaragua – Remote village medical care (2017)
- Mosul Iraq – Combat – trauma stabilization point (2017)
- Saint Lucia – Remote village medical care (2017)
- Dominican Republic – Remote village medical care (2017)
- Dhading Nepal – Earthquake 7.8 (2015)
- Tongua Vanuatu – Cyclone 5 (2015)
In addition, Greg has provided many field and platform lectures on outdoor safety and survival to a myriad of organizations to include the International Sportsman’s Expo, USCG Helicopter Rescue Swimmers, Search and Rescue Organizations, Wilderness Volunteers, American Medical Association, Primary Care Update, and multiple disaster and wilderness medicine conferences. He is also a well known keynote and motivational speaker who uses his years of adventure — as the catalyst — when speaking on topics related to leadership, improvisation skills, and stress abatement. These insightful presentations are key to individual and organization transformation.
Greg has been teaching disaster medicine, wilderness medicine, and survival techniques since 1983. As a former USAF SERE specialist (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape), he taught aircrew members how to survive in all seasonal and climatic conditions, during combat and non-combat scenarios, in extreme conditions, and with limited gear. In addition to SERE, Greg spent several years teaching at the Combat Casualty Care Course (C4) for the Department of Defense. This program taught military physicians and physician assistants how to establish forward medical centers and treat casualties of disaster and war. Greg left the military in 1991 and went on to attend the University of Washington PA Medicine program and create Greg Davenport, LLC, a hands on wilderness education program.
Greg has authored six books related to outdoor survival, wilderness medicine, navigation, and primitive skills (Stackpole Books; Globe Pequot Books). Gregory Davenport’s books are fascinating and informative guides that look beyond merely surviving in the wilderness. They are indispensable prefatory reading for any nature enthusiast. Anyone who has hiked the wrong path into the wilderness can appreciate the importance of making the best of a bad situation. In his easy-to-use guides, Greg Davenport explains the most efficient ways to ensure personal safety in the wild. Creating shelter and heat, procuring food and water, and navigating unfamiliar territory are just a few of the survival basics Davenport covers in each text. Amazon and Barnes and Noble Links.
Greg has hosted or co-hosted several adventure and education programs on the History Channel, Hallmark, and LifeTime. He has also contributed significant on-camera time for ABC’s PrimeTime Thursday, CBS’s 48 Hours, Outdoor Life Network, and others. Finally, Greg has appeared on numerous news broadcasts as an expert in outdoor adventure and survival. Shows include NBC Today, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, CNN, HNN, MSNBC, Fox & Friends, and BBC News. Presently, Greg is the co-host (with Bob Svetich) of the Sporting Life podcast, “Outdoor Adventure and Survival.”
Greg and his wife, Dawn-Marie, have seven children – Jamie, Jenna, Braden, and two sets of twins Abigail and Adeline and Charles and Cyrus.