Lamar Mitchell is a native of Hickory, NC, and since moving back to his hometown in 1999, he has worked for a variety of non-profit organizations and causes, including Hickory Community Theatre, Catawba County United Way, Catawba County Champions of Education and, most recently, Catawba Valley Community College. He has served on the board and is a Past President of the Catawba County Partnership for Children. He is also a proud member and Past President of the Hickory Rotary Club. Lamar and his wife Chrisanne have two children, Georgia and Stewart. In addition to the Must/Can’t/Will blog, he has been involved in a number of artistic pursuits, including writing the theatrical production of Blue, a play based on the novel by Joyce Moyer Hostetter about the Catawba County polio epidemic in 1944, and playing drums for the rock and roll band, Mr. Woo.