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The Leadership Team
Brian started Yardnique in 1997 while attending NC State University mowing lawns and providing landscaping services to make an income while in school. He graduated in 1998 with a degree in Landscape Horticulture and continued with his dream of building his landscape busines that is now shared with over 400 Yardnique employees across the Southeastern US. Brian’s vision and leadership continues to drive the company’s growth but he never forgets his roots and humble beginnings. As a result, deeply embedded into the culture of the company is a mutual respect for every Yardnique team member and customer, recognizing the important role they play in assuring continued success. Brian enjoys spending time with his wife Summer, and their blended family of 6 children- Autumn, Austin, Skylar, Dylan, and twins Reed and Brielle. When Brian is not working or attending one of many of the children’s events, he is off with Summer following another passion of his – to be the next Chip and Joanna Gaines fixing up, staging, and flipping houses.
Originally from Texas, Norma moved to North Carolina in 2012 and joined the Yardnique family in March 2017. Norma’s background in Business Management and Administration has been invaluable while assisting Yardnique’s CEO day in and day out. Norma enjoys new adventures while traveling, going to baseball/hockey games, loves a trip to the beach, hanging out with her family, and journaling in her spare time.
Rob joined the Company as its CFO in 2021. Rob has over 30 years of progressive financial experience in financial reporting, planning, and analysis. Previously, he was the CFO/Controller at several private-equity backed companies (Stay Online, Electronic Systems Protection, Burt’s Bees and TogetherSoft). Rob began his career at Deloitte & Touche and is a graduate of Fairfield University in CT. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, swimming, exercising, and scuba diving.
Summer is originally from Pennsylvania but has called North Carolina home since 2002. Summer has been on the sales end of Yardnique along with the accounts receivable and has enjoyed both. Of all the many ventures Brian and Summer have their hands in real estate is her favorite. She loves creating new spaces and designing them as well. With 6 children and all of their activities it doesn’t leave much free time, but when she does have some she loves to travel. The ocean being a place she is able to truly find peace and relaxation. Summer also enjoys helping her community, she and Brian started a nonprofit organization, New Beginnings North Carolina, in 2019 to help people get the jump start they may need in life.
Jordan is from Mebane, North Carolina and joined the Yardnique family in 2021. Jordan comes from a long background of sales, including technology sales, SaaS and commercial landscaping. She enjoys helping others and developing big strategy ideas. Jordan enjoys hunting, visiting her home at Oak Island, riding motorcycles, and spending time with her husband and kids.
Barrett has been a member of Yardnique’s Landscape Maintenance division since January 2010. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from NC State University. Prior to working at Yardnique, Barrett’s experience in the green industry included retail nursery sales and landscape installation. Barrett lives in Raleigh with his wife Allison, their daughter Cameron, and the family dog Milo. He enjoys the outdoors, golfing and traveling.
Adam joined Yardnique in 2013 and brings over 20 years of landscape and horticulture experience, primarily in commercial maintenance. Originally from Florida, he moved to North Carolina in 2005 and worked for a wholesale nursery before returning to account management.
Originaly from Walden, New York, Corey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Contracting from SUNY Cobleskill in Cobleskill, New York. His first 10 years of experience in the green industry were at design/build firms in upstate New York where he designed and installed full scale projects including patios, retaining walls, pools, plantings, irrigation and landscape lighting. Lucky for us, Corey relocated to Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife Marcia and joined the Yardnique family during the summer of 2013. His favorite part about his job is getting transform outdoor spaces for his Yardnique customers. While not working, Corey enjoys snowboarding, golfing, and going to the beach with his friends.
Tanner is originally from Wendell, North Carolina where he grew up on his family’s cattle farm. He graduated from NC State University with a degree in agriculture. After several years honing his skills in the green industry, Tanner joined Yardnique in 2013. He enjoys supporting his alma mater by cheering on the Wolfpack at football and baseball games. In his free time Tanner enjoys fishing and spending time at the beach with his wife Ashley.
Tyler began working with Yardnique in the summer of 2005, as an intern and crew leader for the pruning crew. After graduating from N.C. State with a BS in Horticulture in 2008, he joined the Install department full-time as a Project Manager. He has been working for Yardnique since minus a three month hiatus in 2009 to tour Costa Rica as a volunteer on several organic farms as a part of WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms). Tyler currently runs the Fayetteville Install division, as well as oversees the efforts in our newest location, Jacksonville, NC. When not working, his focus is on family, fun and anything outdoors.