More than a Growing Company
Co-Founders say Botanicare is growing as a people and leadership development company built on customer focus.
Treg Bradley, Executive President, Chairman of the Board and Founder
Treg Bradley has always been working on innovative ways to incorporate gardening into everyday life. With the vision that one day all homes would be equipped with indoor gardening space. He is an Arizona native who grew up in the Gilbert area. A long-time Hydrogardening enthusiast, Treg opened Sea of Green, a specialty gardening store in 1992. He created "Pure Blend" in the back room of that store, which became a wildly successful plant nutrient. The success of Pure Blend line inspired him to focus on developing new products. After a few years he divested the Sea of Green stores and incorporated American Agritech in Tempe, Arizona and launched its primary product line, Botanicare - for which the company has become better known.
As an entrepreneur and inventor, Treg collaborated with industrial designer Karim Rashid to introduce Grobal, a self-watering planter that became Botanicare's first mainstream consumer product in 2007. In 2011 the Grobal is a featured product in the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) spring catalog.
Kayla Sharp, Executive Vice President, Vice Chairman of the Board.
Kayla Sharp is the Executive Vice President of Botanicare and has been with the company since inception. After earning her Bachelor's degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Northern Arizona University, she managed fine dining restaurants in Flagstaff as well as venturing into real estate sales and property management. Kayla has utilized her management and financial experience as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of Botanicare. Under Kayla's fiscal management, Botanicare has seen significant growth every year.
Kayla is a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Phoenix Chapter.
Adam Sharp, CEO
Adam Sharp, who began as a Warehouse Manager at Botanicare in 2001, is now a driving force in the company, serving as the new CEO and becoming one of the youngest executives in Botanicare's history. Sharp previously acted as Senior Vice President, Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer for Botanicare.
Adam has his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.