Brian Young’s Landscaping began in May 2015. Brian had been doing side jobs on Bald Head Island for a couple years while attending Cape Fear Community College to become a Hydrograpic Surveyor and working as a tram driver. As Brian recounts,
“I owe a great deal of gratitude to longtime volunteers and members of the Conservancy, Norm and Sue Coryell. They were in the process of moving off island and Mr. Coryell had a nice client base for landscape maintenance here on BHI. When they moved off the island is when my wife and I decided to go all in on starting our business. There have been many peaks and valleys (mostly valleys!) since we started, but I wouldn’t trade places with anyone else. The relationships I have made over the past decade with the residents and other businesses are the reasons I continue to enjoy and persevere in having a business on BHI.”
Brian’s interest in sea turtles began back in 2011, when he moved to Wilmington from Denver, CO and was introduced to Jean Beasley, the founder of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail, NC. He volunteered at the center nearly every weekend for a couple years, and once he met the Coryells and knew their history with the BHI Conservancy, he wanted to help when the opportunity presented itself.
The Conservancy’s Campus and Facilities Manager, Geoff Moore expressed his gratitude for Brian, sharing,
“Brian and his crew have done an outstanding job helping beautify our campus. I am so thankful to be working with him. I look forward to a long term partnership together.”