Judy Mitchell

Owner/Founder/CEO

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 with a 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.

Delores Kincer

Delores has returned to produce social media content and keep our website updated, in addition to helping wherever and whenever she is needed around the nursery and in the greenhouses. She originally came on board in 2018 and helped bring us into the current technological world surrounding us. After being gone to tend to her health she is now ready to face the world head-on in her true positive spirit.

 She still enjoys her time with family, especially her grandson Christian. She enjoys learning new things and is not afraid to take on new challenges.

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. 

Kenny Lewis

Kenny was brought into the operation as a maintenance tech. Not only has he been an integral part of maintaining the existing fixtures, he has also been helping with our expansions. When he isn’t working he enjoys gaming and the outdoors. He comes from a very large family and actually spent time as a commercial fisherman. He has quickly become the resident comedian.

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. 


Emma Galusha

Emma Joined the Mitchells Team in the late spring of 2022. She studied concert sound and lighting at Guilford Tech and worked as an audio engineer and stagehand for 12 years. During COVID, she learned that her true calling was in plants. She now enjoys learning and educating herself and is passionate about nature. She spends time nurturing her plants at home and time spent with her 5 dogs. stop by and say hello to Emma.