Meet Joel

Hi, I'm Joel!

I am a native of this community and graduated from Chisago Lakes High School in 2006. Immediately after graduating, I began working with a variety of landscaping companies in the area. This sparked a passion for landscape design that led me to Dakota County Technical College to specialize in Landscape Horticulture.While going to DCTC, I was able to travel to Atlanta, GA for a competition with PLANET Student Career Days. I placed 56th out of 865 students who competed. A couple years later, I joined the United States Marine Corps. In 2012, I deployed to Afghanistan. Upon returning to the United States, I finished my Landscape Horticulture A.A.S. from DCTC and graduated in May 2013. In 2013, I began working for Bill Mack, owner of Mack Landscaping. Soon after, I felt inspired to begin my own journey in the landscaping field. In 2014, Mickelson Landscaping was born.

In my free time, I enjoy working on my hobby farm just outside of Lindstrom, and I love anything to do with the outdoors.

For more information on the PLANET Student Career Days (and to see pictures of the competition I participated in) check out this link!