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Resides: Marshalltown

Hometown: I was born in Stuart, Fla., but have lived in Marshalltown since age 2.


Family: Spouse is Lance Greazel. We have three sons: Grant, 9, Sam, 6, and Joe, 2. My parents are Dave and Judy Adland and I have a brother, Nick. All reside in Marshalltown.

Pets: Emma, a 13-year old German Shorthair

Hobbies and interests: My free time is spent watching my sons participate in baseball, basketball, football, swimming and wrestling. Most evenings and weekends are spent at a practice, game or meet! I enjoy running, having completed two half-marathons and competed in the 2012 Hy-Vee Triathlon.


Occupation: Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA financial development director.

What that means: I oversee the Y’s annual Partner With Youth campaign, which includes fundraising for youth scholarships and the financial assistance program. I also work closely with the YMCA/YWCA Heritage Club and coordinate special events and programs, such as the Hy-Vee My Y Tri and Teach Them to Swim program.

Tenure: I started in May, 2012

Best part of job: I love working for an organization that is able to make such a positive impact in the Marshalltown area and on the lives of those who walk in our doors everyday.


Book: “The Lucky One” by Nicholas Sparks

Movie: “Rudy,” directed by David Anspaugh

Foods: Sushi

Sports: University of Iowa Hawkeyes


Best part of living here: There are many opportunities to get involved in Marshalltown and make a difference.

Most influential persons: My parents. They taught me life can throw a lot at one, but it cannot defeat one, no matter what.

Local involvement: Not In Our Town steering committee member, a sustaining member of Marshalltown Assistance League. Parishioner at Marshalltown’s St. Henry church.

Advice on life: “She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” -Elizabeth Edwards

15 Minutes is a Saturday feature about central Iowans involved in their communities. The standard question and answer format lends itself to be answered in approximately 15 minutes. To submit a nomination, or to participate, contact Times-Republican Staff Writer Mike Donahey at 641-753-6611 or mdonahey@timesrepublican.com