Meet Our Staff
Chris Mickman - Landscape Division Director
Chris Mickman started his horticultural career in the early 1970's earning Horticultural State and Regional FFA Awards. He joined his brother John in 1975 to form Mickman Brothers, Inc. Although the firm has many facets, Chris's love has always been the transforming the vision of a landscape into a functional work of art. With a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Horticulture, Chris and his hand picked team listen to each customer and deliver a quality product that delights the customer and solves all problems within the budget.
- 1977-Present: Minnesota Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional; MNLA
- 2001-Present: Former Executive Board Member and Past President; Ham Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
- 1993-Present: Founding Member of Minn. Department of Natural Resources Balsam Bough Committee. Recipient of the National Forest Service Rural Community National Action Award
- 2003: Co-Winner Minnesota Small Business Persons of the year; SBA
Anne Marie Moseman - Landscape Designer
Anne Marie is featured on the 'Poster of Professionals' for Dakota County Technical Institute's Landscape Design Program from which she graduated in 1988. She has earned the respect and business from her many clients by listening to their ideas and guiding them through the landscape construction process.
Anne Marie has received accolades and recognition from numerous fronts, including earning an MNLA Merit Award, having one of her projects featured on 'Rebecca's Garden' as well as being selected for HGTV's Landscape Challenge show on the HGTV Network in 2006.
Nate Sheldon - Landscape Designer
Nate began his landscape career at a young age by working on installation crews and the parks department of his hometown in Wisconsin. In high school, he took landscape design classes and earned the National FFA Landscape Award. Nate attended University of Minnesota where he studied landscape architecture and design and graduated with a Bachelors of Environmental Design.
Every yard is a challenge, yet some challenges are greater than others - this is where Nate seeks to set himself apart as a designer. Whether it is the use of enclosed patios and trees to create outdoor rooms, or native plants and grading to establish shorelines, he distinctively designs for each site to unite the desires and dreams of the homeowners.
Along with designing, Nate is active in committees across the Twin Cities, including the Landscape Design Committee and Environmental Concerns Committee of the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) and Blue Thumb water quality program. He is a MNLA Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional and believes in the power of continuing education.
Paul Mayhew - Landscape Designer
Paul graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture. For over twenty-two years he has focused his career and talents on residential landscape design. Since then, he has become a registered Landscape Architect in the state of Wisconsin and has received fourteen prestigious awards for his designs: four from the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture, nine from the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, and one National Landscape Association's, American Garden Award.
No two sites are the same. From the landscape to the style of architecture to the needs and wants of each individual home owner, it is necessary to look at each project uniquely. Whether it is creating a backyard patio with a fire pit, or re-working a front walkway with fresh plantings to welcome friends, Paul enjoys meeting, listening, and working with people to create outdoor living spaces that are specially suited to each home.
Bob Rowles - Senior Commercial Landscape Estimator
- MNLA Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional.
- 26 years of landscape and irrigation experience.
- Certified "LiveRoof" Contractor.
- Quality competative bids with most up to date estimating technology.
- Follow through with proper submittals and close out documents.
- Proactive on landscape warranty and irrigation service.
- Recognized as innovators and leaders in the green industry.
- Experience, knowlege and expertie to understand integration with other trades.
- Since 1975 we have developed and maintained many quality relationships.
- Committed to giving customers the best possible service, selection and value.
Jake Holter - Landscape Operations Manager
Jake has designed and installed some of the most complicated hardscape/landscape projects in the metro area. Working in the landscape industry for his entire 14 year career, Jake has numerous accolades and certifications, including ICPI from the Interlock Company. In addition to doing creative and professional work, Jake also earns the respect from his crew and customers alike for his ability to listen to their ideas and concerns and work solutions that fit the task perfectly.
Mark was originally from Ohio where he started working in the landscape industry in the spring of 1992. He relocated and worked in southern California for several years and then decided to make the twin cities his home in 2005. While hardscaping is his favorite type of work, Mark has worked in many aspects of the industry including softscapes, shrub & tree maintenance, turf management, masonry, and construction. In addition, he has 7 years specializing in interior landscaping. In 2007 one of Mark's projects was featured on an episode of the DIY network television series "Sweat Equity". Mark is currently a Hardscape installation specialist and is an ICPI certified paver installer, NCMA certified segmental wall installer and holds a commercial pilot's license for single engine airplanes. His hobbies include home improvement projects, hockey, traveling, music, and spending time with his wife Shan-Marie and 3 cats Ziggy, Kaya & BugsMe. His favorite part of landscaping is the problem solving, extremely complex and challenging projects, and most of all seeing the client grin from ear to ear when their project is complete.
Darrick Wotachek - Landscape Foreman
Darrick has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and has spent 8 years as a professional landscape foreman. He is certified as an MNLA Certified Nurseryman and by the Horticultural Society in UWRF.
Darrick loves the creative aspects of 'today's landscapes' which incorporate water features, retaining walls and patios into 'outdoor rooms' for his clients. Darrick loves a challenge, and our designers love to have Darrick build their projects - and so do his clients.
Serving: Edina, Eden Prairie, Medicine Lake, St Louis
Park, Richfield, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minneapolis