About us

Nathan “Nate” Migdal

A University of Minnesota graduate in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Nate considers natural landscaping to be one of the most meaningful ways to apply his education. How we design our outdoor living spaces says a lot about what we value. During a time when organic foods have gained immense popularity in the marketplace and the need to protect pollinators is beyond question, Nate seeks to combine his traditional landscaping, gardening, and tree care experience with his background in ecology to re-imagine what landscaping can do to improve our quality of life in an urban environment.

In his spare time, Nate likes to go backpacking, rock climbing, cycling, and miniature golfing. Nate lives in Roseville, MN with his fiancé Linda and plays several musical instruments including guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, and didgeridoo.

Tom Reinhart

Tom Reinhart helped to bring Nate’s Living Landscapes from dream to reality. A co-founder of NLL, Tom lent his knowledge of finance and law to help establish the business as an LLC and also created the iconic company logo. Tom is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN. There, he completed a degree in Business Management and Finance, while staying active with Campus Outreach, a ministry group for college students.

Tom has been instrumental throughout the life of NLL and continues to provide financial and strategic direction for the company. Tom lives with his wife Amy in Roseville, MN and enjoys camping, woodworking, and cycling in his spare time.

 

Our Story

NLL was born in August, 2016, when Nathan “Nate” Migdal set out to apply his knowledge of ecology with his experience working in environmental service positions, including arboriculture, landscaping, and permaculture. He had a vision to restore some of the natural composition of forest and prairie habitats in Twin Cities neighborhoods by building rich, diverse arrangements of perennial grasses, flowers, shrubs, trees, and more in ways that are attractive and ecologically functional. While this concept is a small part of a larger movement taking hold across the nation, Nate saw an opportunity to reshape his industry in small but meaningful ways.

After working with Tom Reinhart to lay the foundation for his new business and create a unique brand, Nate’s Living Landscapes began installing and maintaining landscapes for clients in the summer of 2016. Nate enjoyed learning how to combine his skills in a practical way while growing a promising business along the way and continues doing so today.

The desire to satisfy home and business owners’ personal tastes is paramount in Nate’s Living Landscapes. While hoping that each client will be open to new ideas and approaches to managing their yard space, we aim to deliver the results you are after at a price that will match or beat the competition. Let us work for you and see the difference!