Amanda Mitchell Amanda Mitchell is the owner of Junebug. Just a few years ago, Amanda was teaching 3rd grade in Chelsea, MA when she felt a calling to pursue her second love, decorating. Her first shop, Place & Gather sits a few minutes down the road in Charlestown’s historic Winthrop Square, locally referred to as the “Training Field”.
Fast forward a year, Amanda decided to carry on the legacy of Bunker Hill Florist and their 37 year’s in Charlestown when owners Larry and Joe decided to retire.
Amanda draws inspiration from her love of Palm Beach mixed with quaint and charming New England. She loves whimsical color combinations and patterns.
Her primary focus for both shops is to be a bright spot in the neighborhood, bringing joy and delight to the people of Boston.
Kelly Hudak Kelly found herself enjoying life in Florida when one day Amanda called and told her that she and her husband were purchasing a flower shop. A few weeks later, she packed up her life and headed for Charlestown to help Amanda open and run Junebug. Kelly now lives a mear 5 minutes away in the Navy Yard (ironically where her parents first met when her father was stationed there in the Navy!) Now you can find her in the front of the shop helping customers, paying bills in the back, running to the flower market at 5 am and repeating words like “dianthus” and “freesia” as she fearlessly has taken on this great adventure with Amanda!
Candace Alexandar Candace is a true renaissance woman! Spending her career in corporate America, she felt the need to fulfil her unbelievably creative side which lead her to floral design. Her eye for design is impeccable, her energy is contagious and she can also create an excel spreadsheet like nobody else. She creates beauty and is full of brains!
Tom Cobb Tom is a fixture in the neighborhood and adored by all that know him. His kind heart, impeccable listening skills and great talent has lead to Tom developing strong relationships within the community here in Charlestown. He can recite every street name, tell you everyone’s floral preferences and knows the history of this town like nobody else. We are delighted that Tom shares his almost 20 years of floral experience in the neighborhood with us.
Jason Mitchell Jason is the other owner behind Junebug. Most often seen in the shop late at night unpacking boxes and fixing computers or on the weekends delivering flowers, Jason helps in every way that he can. He also helps with finances and other behind the scene tasks at Place & Gather. He works full time for TriNet as an Industry Director in Technology.
Carl Mitchell Carl is the world’s best father-in-law and part time driver. You will find him at your door delivering on Freddy’s day off! You also might see him running out for more office supplies, fixing things around the shop or reorganizing the basement.