Brad Stephenson started his career shearing Christmas trees at a local tree farm. He has now spent more than 25 years in the green industry that he loves. A 1994 Governor Mifflin High School alumnus, he is also a graduate of the Berks Career and Technology Center’s (BCTC) Horticulture program, earning the Outstanding Horticulture Award in his senior year, an honor he proudly displays in his office to this day. Upon graduation, Brad worked at a few companies to hone his management skills before joining New Castle in 2005. In 2014, he earned the position of partner, and now is now co-owner and general manager. Brad’s passion lies in building teams of great people and in challenging individuals to grow. His team has implemented a mentorship program helping local high school juniors and seniors to explore landscaping careers. He is also a member of the “Regional Mastermind Group” presented by the Leadership Development Group operated by Dennis McInee.
It may come as no surprise that Brad is also passionate about giving back. He’s an active volunteer with Helping Harvest Food Pantry and at New Castle, he developed a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Berks. In his free time, he enjoys spending his days with his wife, Tanya; his sons, Zhane and Phoenix; and his two dogs, Luna and Walter, as well as Garcia, his bearded dragon.