Name: Brandon Stevens

Hometown: Olive Branch, Mississippi

University(s) Attended and Major: Northwest, General Studies

Family Status: My wife, Candace, and our two dogs, Chevy and Sadie.

Length of Employment with Michael Hatcher & Associates, Inc.: 2 years

I was attracted to work at Michael Hatcher & Associates, Inc. because: I was looking for a career and really liked where Michael was taking the company.

Job Title: Irrigation Service Technician

Primary Job Responsibilities: Checking irrigation systems, fixing anything that has been broken or damaged, installing systems, outdoor lighting checks, and outdoor lighting repairs.

The best thing about my job is: Being outdoors, working with my hands and the customers that I meet.

My favorite project at Michael Hatcher & Associates, Inc. is: Tanger Outlet Mall

I would describe the company culture and environment as: A great company to work for.

The most important thing I have learned from working in the landscape industry is: How many skills there are and how to safely do the jobs that have been asked of me.

The best thing about living and working in Memphis/Mississippi is: Being close to family, friends and church.

The biggest influence on my career has been: My family for supporting me.

My short-term career goals include: Become a supervisor for Michael Hatcher & Associates, Inc.

The most important characteristic of a leader is: Honesty and to show those working under you that you will help do any job to help the team.

My one piece of advice to a new graduate or person seeking employment in the landscaping industry would be: To be a team player and to work hard.

When I'm not at work I'm: Working around the house, working on cars or spending time with my family.

It might surprise people, but: I am not a morning person.

If I won the lottery I would: Open an animal rescue facility and give my family money.