Meet the Team
BRUCE STONE, OCNT
Bruce began mowing grass as a young boy in the Rocky River area and has worked endless hours to grow the company into the success that it is over 30 years later. Bruce is certified by the Ohio Landscape and Nurserymen’s Association as an Ohio Certified Nursery Technician (OCNT) and is licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture for turf and pesticide care.
James is responsible for the overall maintenance of Yard Smart’s fleet of over 25 trucks and trailers and all of the mowers and equipment that are utilized by our crews on a daily basis. James is a certified ASE mechanic and has worked diligently to uphold all safety measures available in the vehicles and equipment. He is celebrating 10 years with Yard Smart in 2020!
Cathi joined the Yard Smart team in 2014 sharing her expertise and love of design with our clients. Cathi is formally educated, and certified in residential design by the Ohio Landscape Association. She is an award winning designer for both residential and commercial design.
KATE STONE, OCNT
Graduating with Bachelors Degrees in Business Management and Marketing from Tiffin University in 2018, Kate utilizes her education to fulfill many roles within the company. She is eager to fill any position as needed and is currently learning the processes of the company both in the field and alongside Bruce. Kate is certified by the Ohio Landscape and Nurserymen's Association as an Ohio Certified Nursery Technician (OCNT) and is actively involved in the Ohio Landscape Association as a committee member.
BRIAN PETE, OCNT
Brian started with the company in Fall of 2020. Utilizing his experience in property maintenance and management he oversees all of the crews daily, while also leading a horticulture crew and training team members. Brian is certified by the Ohio Landscape and Nurserymen's Association as an Ohio Certified Nursery Technician (OCNT).