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Expert Spotlight: Paul Lepard

Title: Principal, Director of Land Planning and Landscape Architecture

Years at Nave Newell: 21

Education: Penn State University – Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA), University of Pennsylvania – Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Expertise: I’m Nave Newell’s Expert in Land Use and Zoning

Favorite Projects: DuPont Chestnut Ridge residential community, Cannery mixed-use development in Kennett Square, and Brightview Devon senior living

Favorite Nave Newell Way Fundamental: #13 – Listen Generously – not because it’s something I do well, but a Fundamental I’m working to improve.

What do you like most about working at Nave Newell? Our talented staff, everyone from the owner to our newest hire is talented, kind, team-oriented, and a hard-worker.

Fun facts:

Family & Pets: My parents are retired and live in nearby Gilbertsville. I have an older sister, Alison, who lives in Princeton, NJ. I also have two wonderful adult children, Benton and Riley; two retired race greyhounds, Austin and Hildie; and two awesome cats, Bernie and Frank.

Mentor: My parents – they’ve been role models of, and for, life. I’m truly blessed.

Hidden talents: I’m a pretty good cook and I am at home/peace in my kitchen. Keep reading for my favorite wing recipe!

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Vacation destination: Maine’s Mid-Coast Region

Way to relax on the weekend: I enjoy the fall football season and everything that autumn offers both in and outdoors. I also do my best to spend time with family and friends at camp in New Harbor, Maine.

Books: Anything related to history, especially enjoy the American Civil War and military history.

Phrase: “The buck stops here!” Harry S. Truman

Recipe: Best Korean Chicken Wings (EVER*)

I saw this recipe a few years ago and its quickly become a Lepard Tailgate staple during football season.  This recipe differs from traditional hot wings with its spicy and sweet flavor profile.  The light battering, adds extra crispiness to the wings, but best of all it acts like sponge for sauce.  It’s a great treat anytime; you can make ahead and warm before kick-off or make a double batch and freeze a serving for later.