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Gregg Bagdade

Gregg lives on the Northwest side of Chicago with his wife and children and his black Labrador, Apollo. He is a firefighter/paramedic for the Chicago Fire Department working on the West side of the city. When he is not on shift, Gregg runs his private counseling practice, seeing first responders exclusively. As an active member of the CFD Pipes and Drums corps, Gregg has been playing bagpipes for over 15 years. Among his interests are vacationing with his family, tending to his houseplants, listening to The Beatles, and bringing Apollo to the forest preserve to play catch. His goal is to fight the stigma that first responders have concerning mental health, and to bring awareness, as well as solutions, to those in need.