Steve was born in Cudahy, Wisconsin. In 1973, his family moved to Cedar Rapids when his father was transferred to Rockwell Collins, now Collins Aerospace. In his high school and college years, he marched with the Dubuque Colts Drum & Bugle Corps and the Cedar Rapids Emerald Knights Drum & Bugle Corps. As Drum Sergeant, he led the Emerald Knights Drumline to hold the title of World Class DCI Champions his last two marching years. Now, Steve is involved in the Iowa Music and Arts Association; in addition, he drums in a group titled Fun Drumming.
Steve attended college at the University of Northern Iowa and after graduation in 1990, he worked at Norwest Bank until 1991. Steve then founded Mickelson Financial, Inc. in 1991, and in 2005 founded Stonefield Investment Advisory, Inc. with two other business partners. In 2018, Steve’s tremendous personal and professional growth led him to branch off to create Red Cedar Advisory, Inc., and in June of 2021, Steve celebrated 30 years as a Registered Investment Advisor.
He and his wife, Theresa, reside in Cedar Rapids and together they have two adult daughters. Steve stays active in his church, enjoys hanging out on his front porch, and referees soccer games at the local sports complex. He truly cherishes time spent with his family and friends.
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13 KJV
Theresa is an Iowan through and through! She studied chemical engineering at the University of Iowa, raised two daughters, and has been married to her husband, Steve, since 1992. She enjoys picnics, Kernels baseball games where she can cheer and shout “CHARGE!”, cooking/baking, and loving on others.
Theresa has worked in the financial industry for over 30 years. She is the Metro-wide Rotary Club President and also serves as an Assistant District Governor for Rotary Club #5970. In addition, she has served as the 2019-2020 District 19 Director for Toastmasters International. Theresa is a 2019-2020 Leadership for Five Seasons alum, a John Maxwell certified coach, piano teacher, professional speaker, and a Real Colors certified instructor. Theresa has now been teaching piano lessons for over 35 years and loves instructing both kids and adults.
Faith is her guiding light. She has completed a book titled, “The Crushing”, written in tandem with her daughter, Audrey, to help others in the midst of mental crisis. Remember, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow” -Helen Keller.
Make it an amazing day!
In 2018, Audrey graduated with her undergraduate degree in Marketing from Mount Mercy University. Since her time in college, she has spent time traveling parts of Europe and Israel, and explored several avenues of work, such as childcare teaching and the service industry. She feels very blessed to have ended her career search right here at Red Cedar.
Beyond work, Audrey enjoys spending her free time with friends and family. She loves gardening, being out on the water, reading, and going on walks through her neighborhood.