Advisory Board

We are pleased to introduce you to the 2022 Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference Advisory Board.

Eric Blevins
Owner
Evolve Landscaping and Evolve Flight

Eric has been in the landscape industry for over 25 years and has been the Branch Manager for two national landscape companies in the Atlanta and Raleigh markets. In January of 2017 he left the corporate landscaping world to follow his passion of developing and growing his own business, and has been very successful in this endeavor. Eric also has always been interested in technology and started flying drones for his business 3 years ago. In 2020, he passed the Part 107 exam to receive his Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) license from the FAA.

Eric holds a degree in Botany and Horticulture from the University of Tennessee, is a licensed pesticide applicator in North Carolina, and is a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals and NC Nursery and Landscape Association.

Daniele Collinson
Division Manager
Blades of Green Lawn Care and B.O.G. Pest Control

Daniele Collinson is the Director of Client Experience for Blades of Green Lawn Care and B.O.G. Pest Control. Daniele is a very passionate leader that wants those on her team to be excited about learning new things and growing themselves in both a technical and personal aspect. Her mission is that whether those team members stay at BOG or follow a different path that they are able to look back knowing that they grew themselves as an individual and a business professional during their time at BOG. Along with her fellow colleagues they want to truly change the way people think about the industry by empowering their most important asset...their people!

Daniele is actively involved with the National Pest Management Association and several of their committees and is a graduate from their Executive Leadership program. She is also a part of the George Washington University Women in Leadership council helping to support growth of future women leaders in the workforce.

Janet DeNicola
Chief Technology Officer
Greenery, Inc.

As Chief Technology Officer at the Greenery, Inc., Janet leads the vision to implement the technology-related strategic operations for the company including both internal systems and client-facing technologies. She has implemented and integrated the internal platforms to simplify the processes and provide better visibility to field data as well as has supported the operations to improve products and services.

Loren McIrvin
Owner
Allied Landscape

Eric has been in the landscape industry for over 25 years and has been the Branch Manager for two national landscape companies in the Atlanta and Raleigh markets. In January of 2017 he left the corporate landscaping world to follow his passion of developing and growing his own business, and has been very successful in this endeavor. Eric also has always been interested in technology and started flying drones for his business 3 years ago. In 2020, he passed the Part 107 exam to receive his Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) license from the FAA.

Eric holds a degree in Botany and Horticulture from the University of Tennessee, is a licensed pesticide applicator in North Carolina, and is a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals and NC Nursery and Landscape Association.

Brad Stephenson
Co-Owner and General Manager
New Castle Lawn & Landscape

Brad Stephenson has spent more than 25 years in the green industry that he loves. A graduate of the Berks Career and Technology Center’s (BCTC) Horticulture program, earning the Outstanding Horticulture Award, an honor he proudly displays in his office to this day. Upon graduation, Brad worked among leaders in the lawn & landscaping industry to hone his management skills before joining New Castle in 2005. In 2014, he earned the position of partner, and now is co-owner and general manager. Brad’s passion lies in building teams of great people and in challenging individuals to grow. He believes in working smarter, not harder, and has made valuable IT and software integrations that have assisted New Castle Lawn & Landscape in identifying areas of shortfalls and implemented change improving the company’s bottom line. He is also responsible for implementing a mentorship program helping local high school juniors and seniors to explore landscaping careers; founded “Positively Led,” an online Facebook community focused on positive leadership collaboration and an information exchange; and also acts as a consultant assisting business owners and executives to build leadership teams through time-tested strategies, personal and professional coaching, allowing them to take ownership of company operations. Outside of company operations Brad is 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.