Grace Mitchell came to The Pines from Cornelius, NC. Her degrees include a BS from East Carolina University, MA from UNCC, ME from Duke and a PhD from the University of Virginia. She was a college professor at Davidson, UNCC and Warren Wilson College. She also was a schoolteacher, administrator, guidance counselor and educational consultant. Her volunteer services include Serenity House, Animal Shelter, Soup Kitchen, Stephen Ministry and various boards. Her hobbies include working with continuing ed programs such as Davidson Learns, local history, cooking, book clubs and coordinating programs in various settings. She raised 2 stepchildren and has 4 grandchildren.