Over the course of almost a decade of herbal study, my teachers have included: Karyn Schwartz of the Sugar Pill in Seattle, Washington, Beth Hailey of Donna Flora Herb and Flower Farm in Skagit County, Washington, Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes of Blue Otter Herb School in Siskiyou County, California. In addition to the irreplaceable and amazing people listed above, I also rely on the magnanimous and endless support and teachings of elders and peers in the herbal community.
My background is in organic farming and sustainable agriculture. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest where my love of plants was first cultivated and where I choose to continue my work, in part because of my deep connection to the land and plants of this region.
My relationship with the plant kingdom moves me deeply and their ability to change and positively influence our lives when we open up to them is inspiring and humbling. I have an endless fascination for their ability to provide for and mirror the human experience as a healing tool and ally.
I practice herbalism as a form of self care for myself and my family, as a service to my community, and also as a form of activism. The simple performance of self care is a radical act in and of itself. It is my mission to encourage self care and support wherever possible in hopes of influencing a more balanced expression of the world as we know it.