Our Staff

David Horst -- Director of Horticulture

David Horst

  • 2009 Outstanding Professional in Iowa by the Iowa Urban and Community Forestry Council
  • AA Degree from Muscatine Community College
  • Employed at the Bickelhaupt Arboretum since 1986
  • Interests include collecting Hostas and rare Dwarf Conifers, and also collecting Native American Artifacts







Margo Hansen -- Director of Programs

Margo Hansen

  • BA degree from Iowa State University
  • Master Gardener Instructor
  • 1996 Urban Forestry Volunteer of the Year in Iowa Award
  • Host of "The Great Green Garden" radio show on KROS
  • Seminar Presenter & Horticulture Instructor