Juliana Leigh Young

Community Manager – Lyndale Plaza Apartments

Tell me a little about you: where are you from?
I have been married for 34 years, We have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. My husband is a pastery chef and works for Lakewinds in Chanhassen. I was born in Missouri and grew up in Denver Colorado and Wheaton Illinois. My husband is from New York, and has lived many places being a military brat. We have lived in Plymouth, St Paul, White Bear Lake and Edina, but Richfield by far is the best town, and we are very happy to live here. If we ever buy a house it would be in Richfield.


Please describe what company you are with, your
job title, and what you do for this company.
Michael Development is located in Lillydale and own and are building several properties. They owned the previous mall on this site, and transformed it into this beautiful 94 unit apartment building that opened in 12/2012. I operate as the Resident Community Manager of Lyndale Plaza. I have been with Michael Development for about 5 years at other locations and I have been with this property from the beginning. I am responsiable for all management tasks pertaining to this building and it’s residents. We have a total of 4 employees (team awesome)


What inspired you to join the Chamber?
Being a new business in Richfield I believe one of the best ways to connect with your community is by joining the Chamber of your town. At a former job i had in another state, it was required that we all belong to the Chamber and participate. (hospitality field)I have not been available to participate in any chamber events as yet but i hope to do so in the future.


What do you do when you are not at
I like to draw, paint, watercolor and acrylics and sew. I used to have my own sewing business and did weddings and prom dresses. I help with design department of my church for plays and events, making costumes and senery. I love to read & watch movies. I am learning to enjoy yoga and group classes at LA fitness.