“Our people make the difference!”

Bryan Weise
Founder & Co-owner / Operations / ISA Certified Arborist (#PD-2405A)

Bryan graduated from Governor Mifflin High School in 1992. Then while attending classes at Penn State, he formed “New Castle Lawn and Landscape” with his close friend and co-owner Brian Cuccaro. Bryan’s roles within the company consist of assisting foremen and managers in daily operations of the company, managing the lawn care services, and serving as a sales/ manager of the larger commercial accounts. In the winter time Bryan manages snow removal services.Bryan’s greatest hobby has been the sport of Archery. It continues to be a hobby of Bryan’s, but has now “taken a backseat” with one that is nearer and dearer to his heart… spending quality time with his son, Braden. He also enjoys spending time outside working in the yard.Bryan resides in Cumru Township with his son Braden, daughter Kinsley, and his wife Heather.

Brian Cuccaro
Founder & Co-owner / CTO / Sales / CLP, ASM

Brian graduated high school in 1991. While attending Penn State, Brian and Bryan formed “New Castle Lawn and Landscape.” Since that time, New Castle has grown to 74 employees peak season and offers all aspects of landscape, snow removal, and awning services. Brian earned his CLP (Certified Landscape Professional) certification and his ASM (Advanced Snow Manager)accreditation. Brian’s roles consist of sales, meeting with clients, and overlooking the company budget and planning processes. Brian also maintains the company network infrastructure, which has grown quite a bit over the years. Brian likes technology, Philadelphia sports, and loves spending time with his family, wife Dawn, and little girl, Lily.“I feel customers are tired of receiving a low-quality service and they turn to us for a top notch service.” – Brian

Brad Stephenson
Founder & Co-owner / Operations / ISA Certified Arborist (#PD-2405A)

Brad is graduate of Governor Mifflin High School in 1994. He has been in the green industry for over 20 years working to improve his craft each and every year. Brad achieved his Certified Landscape Technician recognition in 2004. He is a certified ICPI contractor and a certified NCMA installer. Brad designs larger hardscape and landscape projects along with managing all department supervisors and salespeople. In his free time Brad enjoys spending time with his wife Tany.

Melissa “Missy” Faust
Accounting / Customer Service

I joined the New Castle Lawn and Landscape family in May 2014. I graduated from PACE Institute with an Associates Degree in Business. I bring to New Castle 20 years of experience in office administration and customer service. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, watching a good football game or experimenting with a new recipe. I believe that every new day is a blessing so I do my best to live my life to the fullest.

Bridgette Arnold
Customer Service

I joined the New Castle family in the spring of 2017. I graduated from Twin Valley High School and attended Penn State Berks for Art History.  I have over 30 years customer service experience.  When I’m not working I enjoy gardening, the arts, cooking, and spending time with my husband Mark and our cats. 

Charles Gring

I have been in the green industry for 10 years and started out in the field building patios. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and creating amazing outdoor living areas for clients and their families. I Graduated from Twin Valley high school in 2007 and continued my education at Kutztown University. I Graduated from Kutztown May of 2016 with a bachelor of arts in history. I have worked with New Castle now for four years and just recently moved into our sales department. I love working at New Castle because everyone here is always having fun and very helpful. It truly is a joy to work for a company that cares so much about its employees and goes above and beyond for all their clients. I enjoy spending my free time with my wife Rebecca and our two-year-old girl Olivia and our newest addition, Scarlett. I love music and was the lead singer in a band for five years and when I have the time still like to rock and roll! I am a major history buff and enjoy doing historical research and making connections with what has happened in the past to current events.

Tricia Voss
Landscape Designer

Tricia joined the New Castle team in 2014. She entered the green industry in 2000 as a greenhouse employee and a landscape construction crew member. Tricia then earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Contracting from Penn State, with a focus on Design and Ornamental Horticulture. Her career as a Landscape Designer took her to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and the Main Line, where she primarily worked on high-end residential design and landscape restorations. The highlight of Tricia’s career to date was co-designing an exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower show that was awarded “Best in Show” and the “People’s Choice” awards. Tricia loves working with clients and helping them transform their outdoors into a space that they love and want to be in. She believes that every part of a design should have a purpose, yielding year-round interest and beauty. A graduate of Wilson High School, Tricia is thrilled to be back home close to family and friends where she and her husband can raise their three young children. When she isn’t playing in her own yard, with her kids or her spade, Tricia takes her design skills indoors, decorating, crafting, and working on home improvement projects.

Dan Marshall
Operations Manager

Dan has been working at New Castle since May of 2009 after serving in the Air Force. He has experience in many aspects of landscaping but especially enjoys working on complex projects with many different aspects. Dan works closely with the supervisors to ensure the crews have the equipment and information to best serve our clients.  “I enjoy training with the guys to learn about new techniques and materials.  The more we know, the more creative we can be and turn any of our clients’ dreams into reality.” When not working Dan enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife Ashley, son Roland, and daughters Samantha and Coraline.

Matt Hall
Mason Foreman

Matt joined New Castle in April of 2012. He is a graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, PA where he studied masonry construction.Over the past 11 years, Matt has been involved in many masonry projects including brick and block walls, flagstone patios and concrete work. Since joining New Castle, he has become a certified ICPI contractor and NCMA installer. When not at work, Matt and his wife Candace spend most of their free time watching their son Quentin play soccer.

Santos Almodovar
Crew Foreman

I started with New Castle in 2016.  I never thought I would be a “landscaper” but once I started, I grew a love for it.  I’m an artist by heart, but my medium was painting (acrylic) portraits with an abstract twist.  Art comes in many different forms and this is my new form of artistic expression.  My other interests are working out, music and food… combine all of these and I have an awesome day.

Devin Wiley
Construction Crew Foreman

I graduated from Thaddeus Stevens in 2015 and began working in the construction department right out of school.  When I’m not working I enjoy going to the beach, hunting, fishing and drumming in several bands.

Lauren Rowe
Plant Health Care Technician | ISA Certified Arborist PD-2591A/ Certified Pesticide Applicator Categories 6 & 7

Lauren recently joined the New Castle team in March of 2018. She is a graduate from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences and a minor in Horticulture. She has been working in the Plant health Care industry since 2008 and is an ISA Certified Arborist. When not working, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband, Alex, camping, exploring new places and being anywhere outdoors.

Ricky Martinez
Tree Crew/ Climber

I started my career at New castle in the fall of 2016.  I originally applied for a construction crew but quickly found my passion for tree work.  With the right mentor I made my way up from a ground guy, to bucket truck operator to my current position as a climber.  New Castle sent me to Penn State for tree climbing classes as well as an arborist short course, and mostly recently to ArborFest Northeast in Connecticut.  New Castle always encourages me to learn as much as I can and with their help, I have completed multiple TCIA certifications, as well my Altec Sentry training.  I am currently working on obtaining my ISA arborist certification.  In my spare time I enjoy rock climbing and long boarding.

Cheliese Coldren
Office Manager / Human Resources / Customer Service

I joined the New Castle Team in April, 2015. I graduated from Governor Mifflin High School and bring over 20 years of customer service and office administration experience to New Castle. When I’m not working, I enjoy camping, baking and volunteering at my church. Most of all, I love spending time with my husband Matt and daughters Brooke and Taylor.

Stacey Carmello
Sales Manager / Landscape Designer / Marketing / PCH

Stacey joined the New Castle team in 2014. She graduated Penn State University in 1997 with a BS degree in Ornamental Horticulture and achieved her “Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist” recognition in 2004. She began her career in the green industry as a greenhouse employee was promoted to Garden Center Manager. She loved helping customers find plants that added color and year-round interest to the landscape. Stacey also earned the opportunity to intern at Longwood Garden’s which gave her valuable experience in creating colorful display gardens. When she isn’t driving around two busy daughters, Stacey loves cooking and spending time with her husband. She also loves camping, vegetable gardening and watching her girls play soccer.

Andy Auchenbach
Sales / ISA Certified Arborist (#PD-311A)/ ISA Tree Risk Assessment qualified

Andrew became a member of the New Castle Lawn and Landscape team during the winter of 2010. Andrew grew up with an intense interest in the outdoors, and he obtained an Associate’s Degree in Forest Technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2007.Additionally, Andrew has completed coursework sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension, the Morris Arboretum, and the International Society of Arboriculture to enhance his tree climbing and maintenance abilities. Andrew has also completed Basic Wild Land Firefighting training for PA-130, as well as Oregon Chainsaw Certification. When Andrew is not working to assist clients in maintaining safe and healthy trees, he enjoys archery, hunting, fishing, and being outside. Andrew also likes spending time with his family and his wife and children, Attie, Oliver & Eliana, and playing with his pets.

Phil Neri
Design & Marketing

Phil has been in the green industry for 12 years. He joined New Castle in the spring of 2012 and is an ICPI & NCMA certified contractor. He prides himself in his attention to detail along with excellent client relationships. Phil is experienced in many aspects of landscaping, although his passion is in creating hardscapes, water features and natural stone work. Along with designing hardscapes and landscapes, Phil also creates all of New Castle’s marketing material. Outside of work Phil enjoys spending time with his wife Rebecca and their two children, Giada and Noah. He also enjoys hunting, camping and restoring his classic pickup truck.

Samantha Wiley
Social Media Manager

Sammi graduated from Wilson High School in 2014 and received her Bachelors in Marketing from Bloomsburg University in 2018. Throughout her college years, she managed many social platforms for various clubs, as well as at previous internships. You will always find Sammi with a smile on her face. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Devin, and dog, Remington.

Mark Swartley
Enhancement Dept. Supervisor

Mark has been in the green industry for over 20 years. He joined New Castle in 2008. Mark is also a graduate of Delaware Valley College with a BS degree in Ornamental Horticulture. Mark is experienced in all aspects of landscape and hardscape installations. Mark works closely with the salesmen to create accurate and competitive estimates for customers and then creating work orders for the crews.“In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my Kristin and 2 sons Kole and Reid. When time allows I enjoy hunting, helping out on the family farm, and being outdoors” – Mark

Carl Tilghman
Turf/Shrub Care Manager

I’m a 6 year Veteran of the US Army and I’ve been in the Green Industry for 17 years working for both private contractors and state municipalities. While in the Green Industry I’ve had the rewarding experience of being involved in two Extreme Home Makeover projects and The Neighborhood Stabilization Project for Camden, NJ. I’ve completed continuing education programs including Principles of Horticulture, Professional Landscape Management, and Virginia Horticulture Society Crew Chief Certification. Current member of Professional Grounds Management Society. When not working, I enjoy family time with wife Laurie and daughter Caitlyn. I also enjoy hunting, fishing and handyman projects around the house.

Norberto Silva Ramirez (AKA, “Beto”)
Mowing Department Supervisor

I have been with New Castle since 2007. I have been married for 12 years to my wife, Guadalupe. I have 3 children, Jesus, Maria, and Juan. I love soccer & and American football. I am a Philadelphia Eagles fan.  I am also fluent in both English and Spanish. I just received my permanent residency after a 6 year wait and my family arrived in the United States in 2016. I am very grateful for the opportunities New Castle has provided me.

Chrissy Heim
Crew Foreman

I joined the New Castle family in the spring of 2015 with three years experience in landscaping and holiday decorating with garden designs and planting and a lifetime of gardening for passion. I believe that landscaping is using nature as art. My goal is to provide excellent service, one on one with clients, forming a trusting, lasting relationship. I pay attention to details and strive to make landscapes thrive. In the future I would love to further my education and one day create entire landscapes with native plants to help our environment, our wildlife, and creating something new and exciting for our clients. When not working, I spend time with my two wonderful children Ellie and Brennen and our Siberian Husky, Daisy. I am constantly running between girls on the run, soccer, and Girl Scouts. I enjoy singing, kayaking, hiking, camping, and have a slight obsession for canning food. I love surrounding myself with kindhearted people and the team at Newcastle is exactly that. I am extremely honored and lucky to have join such a hard-working company that understands how important family is and are more than accommodating to a hard-working single mother.

Chad Evans
Construction Craftsman

Chad joined NC in April 2015. He brings with him knowledge in carpentry and home construction. Chad also holds certification by ICPI to install concrete pavers. Prior to joining NC Chad was a sergeant with the Reading Police Department and retired in March 2015 after 30 years of service.

Jake Schultz
Tree Crew

I graduated from Muhlenberg in 2015 and I’ve been working in lawn care services since I’ve been about 15 years old.  I joined New Castle in the summer of 2018 as a mowing crew foreman and recently transferred to trees hoping to expand my knowledge and experience in all aspects of lawn care.  Before Joining New castle I worked on installing both Landscaping and Hardscaping and worked as a groundskeeper at the Reading Fightin’ Phils, where I still enjoy summer work.  I’m currently working on my ISA certification and enjoy my time spent working for a company like New Castle.  On my off time I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, and being outdoors.