GREENFIELD — As a 12-year-old kid, Alex Payne and his friends thought his dad was a nag for frequently encouraging them to one day own their own businesses.
Just a few years later, however, Payne is doing just that. The 2012 Mt. Vernon High School graduate now leads the Greenfield division for Student Painters, a Midwestern company that recruits ambitious college students to lead their peers in painting houses and business buildings over summer break.
His dad couldn’t be prouder.