While his position in the Accounting Department is based on numbers, analysis and reporting, Controller Greg Evans has discovered his creative side through a newfound talent for painting.

But don’t get him wrong, Evans finds his job rewarding and unpredictable, and finding a second passion for art just adds to a well-rounded life.

“After turning my third garage into an art ‘studio,’ spending way too much money at Michaels, and watching dozens of TikTok videos, I knew my path as a struggling artist had begun,” Evans said. “Kidding aside, painting satisfies my creative side. To me art is both relaxing and stimulating.”

As Controller, Evans partners with Director of Finance Rob Turner to oversee the Accounting Department at both Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. His responsibilities include managing and analyzing accounting records, delivering accurate and meaningful periodic reports and supporting the organization’s financial goals. He joined the company in 2019 as the Accounting Supervisor and was promoted to Controller in November 2022.

“Many think accounting is regular, monotonous, and downright boring; however, my time here has consistently kept me learning and evolving,” Evans said. “While my position as Controller comes with expected tasks and responsibilities, I find it provides a degree of unpredictability. My priorities and to-do list change each day.”

A native of Cleveland, Tenn., Evans has lived in Atlanta since 1994. Before becoming an accountant, he worked in real estate, retail management and was director of Spa Sydell in Alpharetta. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from Georgia State University. Evans later earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.

Besides painting, when not at work Evans also enjoys spending time with his three “rambunctious pups,” listening to live music, wandering through a neighborhood spring or fall festival, and enjoying an offbeat play or musical at a local theater company. He has lived in Decatur for more than 20 years.

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