During his Fellowship in 2004, Mikkel researched the risks and return issues related to forestland investment in the Pacific Northwest. He is the author of WFI Special Report “Managing Risk in the Evolving World of Timberland Investments.”  He then went to work for Danish timberland investment advisor the International Woodland Company in Copenhagen, Denmark.  In 2015, he joined BTG Pactual’s Timberland Investment Group, a timberland investment organization based in the US.