Our Team

Our videographers, writers, designers, artists, photographers, editors, actors, and musicians are among the best in the area. Check out our award-winning cast.

Mike Mickle

President and CEO
At the helm of Mickle Communications is Mike Mickle, an investigative journalist by trade and storyteller by design. Mike’s career in communications includes 30 years of news experience as an anchor and news director, 13 years of publishing experience, and a lifetime of finding riveting ways to engage audiences. He is also a member of the Mid-American Emmy Association.


Harry Walker

Director of Photography
Harry Walker is a graduate of the University of Iowa film program. Harry has 15 years of experience as a video journalist, as well as years of experience directing short films, music videos and providing reinforcement on numerous long-form film projects.


Mark McLaughlin

Client Consultant and Media Relations Expert
Mark McLaughlin has been a member of the Quad-Cities’ marketing and public relations community for more than 30 years. Mark is highly experienced at getting people’s stories into the hands of the media and in front of the public. His strong networking skills have gained our clients coverage from the local-level all the way to London. Mark is also QC Family Focus’ main point-of-contact for advertisers.




Jessie Smith

Graphic Designer
Jessica Smith earned her bachelor’s degree in graphic design, with a double minor in Marketing and 3-D video animation. Jessie has been designing the QC Family Focus magazine for over 10 years and has over 15 years of experience in the graphic design and printing field. She has a strong passion for creative freedom and high quality designs.


Recent Blog Posts

Working The Outdoors Into Your Day

Lately, I’ve become aware of – and somewhat shocked by – how little time I spend outside. On an average day, my outdoor time consists of walking from my car to a building. It makes sense that between school, work, and home responsibilities, I rarely have time to take...

QCSO Private Lesson Program Set to Expand

During the formative years of all young musicians’ careers, it is vital for them to work with and learn from private lesson instructors. The rapport each will develop with an instructor will become one of the most important professional relationships of his or her...