Buddy McGrath has the unique quality of being northern born and southern raised. He has been active in sports and outdoor activities his entire life. Throughout college he competed on and became a co-captain of the University of North Georgia rugby team, was elected the secretary of the Student Government association, elected president of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity – Delta Beta chapter, volunteered for two consecutive special Olympics in Boone N.C., was selected to be a new student orientation leader and also a student ambassador all for the University of North Georgia. During the summer of 2014, he traveled the country on the Journey of Hope for 74 straight days raising awareness for all people with disabilities from the state of Washington, all the way to Washington D.C. He has an A.S. in both Early Childhood Education and Physical Education and will be graduating with his B.S. ED in Physical Education with a minor in business this fall.
As the Aerie Experiences business manager, he has the ability to both help run the “behind the scenes” work to keep the company running smoothly along with participating on trips with other staff and the Aerie campers. He says that it does not get any better than enjoying the best of both worlds!
In his free time, he plays competitive slow pitch softball, is a self-proclaimed fantasy sports guru, enjoys both kayaking and fishing, spends too much time playing videogames and finally volunteering his time with local non-profit organizations.