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Lead Mentor, Speaker, and Business Coach

Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Ryan received his Management Degree from Oral Roberts University. He has been blessed to have range of experience from small to large non-profit and small to medium businesses. He helped inspire them to grow and saw record breaking sales and other successful analytics achieved through his passion, leadership, & creativity. He's currently the CEO at Brownswood Nursery & Landscape, Lead Mentor at Hort Mentor, and serves on the board of directors for the South Carolina Green Industry Association.  His passion is Inspiring people to grow and he loves problem solving, brainstorming, and creative thinking to help take people and their organizations to the next level. Ryan is married to his incredible wife of 19+ years, Ivana and they have have been blessed with four wonderful children.

Green Industry

He is a South Carolina Certified Nursery Professional and South Carolina Certified Landscape Professional with 16 years of horticultural experience, 10+ years as a lead landscape designer, and 3 years of experience as a Horticulture Instructor for the City of Charleston. Ryan was nominated and selected as a top 3 finalist for the Young Retailer Award by Green Profit Magazine in 2015 and received the 40 Under 40 Award for GPN Greenhouse Product News in 2020. Ryan's landscape design, installation, and consulting work has been featured on DIY Network and Charleston’s local news networks.


Invaluable Support

“Ryan is a kind, family-oriented man who never fails to make me laugh, but as a mentor he has always encouraged me to grow into a better version of myself both personally and professionally. While you can go to school to learn about horticulture and plant design, there is still some knowledge that can only be gained through experience. Ryan’s willingness to share his own experiences and wisdom in this field has molded me from knowing little to nothing about plants and their maintainable sizes to learning design aesthetic, becoming professionally certified and ending up in a leadership role directing my own design team. His constant support has been invaluable to me.”

Mariah M.

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