40 Under 40, Class of 2018

Kyle McKean


Star Roses and Plants

Job Title

Director of Marketing


  • Collaborated with team to successfully rebrand Bushel and Berry. She credits the program’s success to working “collaboratively through each item we chose to address while continuing to honor the brand promise.”
  • Helped lead the creation and execution of three major industry brands — Knock Out roses, Drift roses and Bushel and Berry.


What’s in a Name? Maybe a Scholarship: Kyle was recruited to play Division 1 men’s lacrosse due to her stats, “but because of my name, the coach didn’t realize I was a girl! I tried to take him up on his offer, but NCAA regulations got in the way.”

Fun Facts

Food Faves: A tie between nachos and pad Thai.

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