Our Experts - Parkview Nursery
  •   304 E. Melgaard Rd, Aberdeen, SD   Mon-Fri 8:30a-6p, Sat 9a-4p, Sun 11a-4p   605-225-7818
  • Our Experts

    Dana Althoff

    Retail Operations Manager

    Our lead grower Dana has degrees in Horticulture and Agronomy, not to mention 20+ years of experience. She’s happy to share her skills, offer tips to keep your plants healthy, or help select the perfect varieties for your space.


    Dana is the organizational guru of the nursery, which she said is an inherited trait from her father. She is passionate about helping inexperienced gardeners select products and watching children learn and get excited about plants. She said she would even like to pursue writing a book on children’s gardening someday!


    Dana likes to spend her free time with her husband Scott, their three children, and their dog Raja. She also enjoys gardening, running, and camping. Not to mention, she would make an excellent addition to your Trivial Pursuit team, as she revealed she knows a lot of random facts!

    Mike Leidholt

    Landscape Operations Manager

    Mike is the Lead Landscape Designer and has been with Parkview for 15 years. If there’s a problem, Mike is your guy. His specialty is getting the job done professionally and on time. He loves the challenges faced with landscaping efforts, and enjoys seeing the finished product as it grows throughout the years.


    Mike refers to himself as a “through and through, die hard ice fisherman.”  He said once everyone can bait their own hook, he couldn’t think of a better weekend away than with his wife and children on the ice!


    Winning many Best in Show awards from the Aberdeen Home Builder’s Association as well as Gold and Silver awards from our distributors, Mike is certainly known for his talent and hard work.

    Myra Toennies

    Assistant Grower

    Myra is an assistant grower at Parkview Nursery. She attended Southeast Technical College and received a degree in Horticulture Technology. What excites her the most about her job is the ability to help people grow plants and make their yards and homes beautiful. She takes pride in her work by striving to be organized when doing any task.


    She was born and raised on a ranch and farm operation here in South Dakota where her love for plants, animals and insects began. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and as a volunteer for the Edmunds County 4-H Dog Program. Any guesses on what kind of a fur baby she has? She has several, but they’re not furry at all, they’re Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. How many people do you know who have such a pet?!