Gregory Rouillard, M.S., M.Div., is a Boulder native who grew up in a small town in western Colorado before attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Following graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served for twenty years as an AV-8B Harrier pilot and in numerous other roles. He earned a Master of Science in Operations Research at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 2003 and retired in 2008.
Near the end of his career as a Marine, Gregory met John Buck and began to study and practice the Sociocratic Circle-Organization Method under his mentorship. At about the same time he began to study and practice Compassionate Communication (NVC) with Capital NVC, an organization in the Washington, D.C. area which became his first Sociocratic consulting client.
Since moving back home to Colorado in 2009, Rouillard continued to develop the Circle Sigma System and refine his understanding and presentation of Sociocracy and Compassionate Communication. He has consulting clients around the U.S., including NVC organizations in Denver and Madison, Wisconsin, the Boulder Valley School District and cohousing communities in Colorado and Oklahoma.
He is the Executive Director of Family HEART Camp, a series of summer camps for all ages based in the principles and practice of Compassionate Communication. Family HEART Camp and its parent non-profit both use the Circle Sigma System.