Judy Mitchell


Judy is one of the founding owners of Mitchell’s Nursery. Judy takes care of ordering and filling orders, shuffling numbers and keeping everything in line.  When she isn’t at the nursery taking care of business she is … well, she is always at the nursery taking care of business. The Grandchildren get a portion of her time and that is the time that she LOVES!

Jim Mitchell

Owner/Founder/ EO

Jim is one of the founding owners of Mitchell’s Nursery. He is in charge of potting and deliveries. Jim is very involved with The Epilepsy Foundation as well as Boy Scouts. He is also a very talented singer and a former member of the gospel group known as Cliff Notes.  He also LOVES his time with the grandchildren.

Jay Mitchell

Jay is the second generation of Mitchell’s at the nursery. Jay came back home to help with the family operations after graduating from Forsyth Tech. Jay has taken over all aspects of irrigation, expansion, and greenhouse maintenance. He and his wife, Melissa, have begun the third generation of the Mitchell’s Nursery legacy.

Melissa Mitchell

Melissa is an integral part of the behind the scenes things at the nursery. From making signs and printing entry forms for open house, to making bows and setting up things for various activities at the nursery. She is also our favorite Fairy Garden instructor! She is also a full time mommy to the four little members of the third generation of Mitchells.

Lorie Stone

Lorie is our Landscape Consultant. She has been with the Mitchell’s Nursery team since 2014. In that time she has had many life-changing events. She was diagnosed with cancer and she also beat cancer. She lost her grandpa and several family members over the past few years but one thing she hasn’t lost is her passion for life. The one thing you can count on is that smile! Lorie is a customer favorite and is a guru in the potting shed. There isn’t much she can’t do except give up. She doesn’t have it in her to ever do that. Lorie enjoys time with her family and her dogs. She always has a kind word and a contagious spirit.

Linda Dollarhide

Linda began her journey at Mitchell’s Nursery in 2015 as a customer service associate and nursery tech. She graduated from Forsyth Tech in 2013 with an associates in horticulture. Linda is loved by our customers and is often sought out by our regulars. She enjoys her time with her family and pets and her love of gardening is nurtured in her time off.

Molly Johnson

Molly is the newest addition to the Mitchell's team, added in the Fall of 2023. Molly comes to us from a marketing background to take charge of our social media, email and website needs. You may also find her helping around the nursery and in the greenhouse, wherever she is needed. Molly is taking online Horticulture classes through NC State and is interested in learning more about all aspects of a plant business.

She enjoys collecting houseplants, especially Hoyas, and is working on expanding her outdoor garden. In her spare time, Molly enjoys making pottery, including pots for her plants!

Jennifer Church

Jennifer came to us in the spring of 2019 as seasonal help. We were so impressed with her ability that we brought her back full time in the fall of 2019 as a Grower Assistant. Jennifer has a BA in Business from Gardner Webb University. She also has over 18 years of customer service experience. Along with holding the title of 'Live Nursery Specialist' for Lowes, she held a management position at Riverside Builder Supply where she also oversaw live plants.  Jennifer loves spending time with her daughters Darcy and Jozy and their spoiled Boston terrier named Milo. When she isn't working she enjoys fishing, gardening, and reading. 

Jonathan Horton

Jonathan was added to the Mitchell's Nursery team in early August 2022.   Jonathan is our maintenance tech. He keeps the water flowing, timers timing, and is an excellent groundskeeper.  Jonathan shares his life with his wife and their two daughters. As a family, they enjoy spending time at the beach.  Jonathan's off-the-clock hobbies include hiking, biking, and fishing.

We are glad to have him on board.

Tony Orozco

Tony joined the Mitchell's team in February 2020

He comes to us as a grower assistant. 

He and his wife have purchased a home in the area for themselves and their three children. We wish them well as they are beginning a new chapter in their lives.

Tony enjoys being outside and makes Salsa in his spare time. 

Kacie Lawson

Kacie started at Mitchell's in February of 2023. She has a husband and two sons that are her world.  Kacie studied horticulture in high school and loves all plants, though her favorite are sunflowers.  In her spare time she enjoys hunting, fishing, coaching her kid's sports teams, and going to the beach.  We are so lucky to have Kacie on our team!

Lisanne Key

Lisanne joined the Mitchell's team in 2018 as seasonal help.  She was such a good worker that we made her full-time in 2022!

In her spare time, Lisanne loves spending time with her family. You can find her doing anything outdoorsy- gardening, hunting, swimming, and vacations at the beach.