After graduating from the University of Georgia in 2000 with his bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Brent came to Charlotte and began his career with Southern Shade Tree in 2003. He brought with him an expansive knowledge of landscaping, an unparalleled work ethic and a sharp mind for business, all of which make him a natural leader. So much so, that by 2007, he was promoted to the official title of President and given partial ownership of the company. He is the man responsible for not only the dramatic growth of the business, but also for the true family feel that makes Southern Shade Tree such a uniquely wonderful company to work for, and with. On his own time, he loves restoring vintage cars, outdoor activities and UGA football.