Amie’s Bohemian Organic Market is the creation of Lisa Mitsis (owner) and Jim LeCara.
It all began as a desire to run a small business, escape the corporate craziness, and transition into a more relaxing, simple lifestyle. Having worked in a corporate environment for over 30 years, I was anxious to live life with more simplicity and meaning. I have always enjoyed holistic health practices. Nature is my true love and life saver when things get crazy. My paternal grandmother was an RN, and my maternal grandmother, a caregiver for many years. While I did not share their desire for nursing, I have always enjoyed learning about and sharing information regarding holistic health to anyone who would listen. So, I guess the nurturing and healing gene is still there, only in another capacity. I really wanted to bring something useful to the community and ultimately worldwide by fostering a more natural way of life through our store.
Jim is the “hippie”. He gives the store its Bohemian, Gypsy, or Hippie feel. Our store name was derived from his 78 VW Bus. You guessed it, as all good hippies do, he named his bus “Amie”. Jim is the creator of his very own brand “Beach Hound” tie dyed clothing. While holding a full-time job as Maintenance Technician for an elderly retirement community until 2018, and now full time as same, for an elderly housing community, he has supported me in so many ways. Renovations, cheerleader, creative ideas, and just being his adorable and patient self. When I asked him what he thought about opening an organic store, he was onboard from day one.
Jim has two wonderful children, Brittany and Jared. I have a wonderful son, Will. We have 7 fur babies, 3 dogs and 4 cats. We live together on the beautiful Tallapoosa River in Lineville, Alabama. This is our little piece of heaven. We love “Alabama the Beautiful”.
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