Born Gregory Allen Chesser II, the son of a traveling millwright, Allen and his family settled in to the small town of Bunn, North Carolina, when he was two years old. Allen graduated from Bunn High School in 2003, joining the Army National Guard, at seventeen years old. Allen served a combat deployment in Iraq (2005 -2006) with B. Btry 5th BN 113th Field Artillery Regiment, out of Winston-Salem. Upon returning from the deployment, Allen continued his service to country and community by serving as a law enforcement officer with the Town of Nags Head and the City of Raleigh. Allen is currently attending Wesleyan College, in Rocky Mount, while pursuing legislative changes and policies at the state and federal levels.
In 2009, Allen married his wife, Jessica. They currently reside outside of Louisburg, NC with their four children. Allen and his family are members of Calvary’s Cross Baptist Church where they fill various roles. The family strives to keep a Christ centered home and lifestyle.