Mathias “Mick” Justin, CPA
Mick Justin was the President and founder of the original Mathias C. Justin, Ltd., which was established in 1991. Mick brings over 35 years of knowledge and experience in all areas of public accounting to Justin, Clasen & Company, Ltd. Mick sincerely expresses his gratitude and utmost appreciation for the many clients he has had the privilege of serving over the past 25 years. The loyalty of his clients, friends, and staff has been overwhelming. Mick sincerely welcomes the opportunity to merge his successful and experienced firm with Christopher Clasen and the new firm of Justin, Clasen & Company, Ltd.
A native of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, Mick grew up on a dairy farm, where he recalls many fond memories and prides himself in being able to apply the same family work ethic to the firm. He enlisted in the Army in 1966 for three years, serving as an infantry paratrooper in Vietnam in 1968 attaining the rank of sergeant. After completion of service, he graduated from St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in public accounting. Mick’s credentials will continue to include professional memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified public Accountants and maintaining an active license with the Minnesota Board of Accountancy.
Mick is married to Sandra (Ahles) of St. Cloud, who has since retired from 35 years as a high school teacher, of which 33 years were teaching in the Pine River School District. Together, they have a daughter and three sons (two previous). Mick has proudly dedicated many hours to his community. He has served as past president of the Pequot Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Central Lakes Rotary Club achieving the status of Paul Harris Fellow. He currently serves as the Treasurer for the Clark Lake Conservation Association and resides on Clark Lake near Nisswa. Among many personal interests including a private pilot’s license in 1993, he has vigorously pursued long distance running since 1986 and participates in many state and regional racing events. He was the race director for the Crosslake Dam Run 10K/5K races for 13 years, which not only provided a fun event for the local community, but also allowed him to contribute to and promote the sport and the community.