THE TEAM

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BRETT STEPHENS

Brett is an artist and nature lover from Texas. The experience of growing up near the industry of the Houston ship channel has inspired him to dedicate his work towards creating a greener environment. In 1995 Brett discovered the beauty of the bay area and decided to relocate.  He is founder and owner of San Francisco Landscapes.

PATRICK SMEJKAL

Patrick manages the Landscape Maintenance Division at SF Landscapes and Construction and has worked with the company since 2012.

He has a BA in Cultural Geography from San Francisco State University, focusing on food & water at the systems level.  He has also studied horticulture at Cabrillo Community College in Aptos, CA, studying plant identification and irrigation systems design.

In addition to his formal education and apprenticeship he has volunteered extensively with two urban farms in the Bay Area: Little City Gardens in San Francisco and City Slicker Farms in West Oakland.  Through these volunteer activities he enhanced his skills in plant knowledge and cultivation and further developed his skills in growing, harvesting and distributing produce in the SF metropolis, a passion of his.