Outside his involvement with HeadCount, Mitchell is involved with the glass art world. With Olympic Color Rods, he coordinates closely with artists around North America to ensure they have supplies to complete upcoming projects. In addition to OCR, he is part of the Denny Park Fine Arts team, which provides maintenance and cleaning of Chihuly artwork around the world. Born and raised in western North Carolina, Mitchell attended The University of the South in Sewanee, TN. He graduated in 2004 with a major in sculpture, as well as a minor in German. His free time is consumed by concerts (duh), disc golf, skiing the great NW, and grillin-n-chillin.