In rural north Idaho, I spent most of my childhood building homes for resident fairies (and other small woodland creatures).
I hold an M.A. in Sociology from The New School and recently completed a three year clinical herbalism program at Arbor Vitae in NYC. Previous to Arbor Vitae I studied with Peeka Trenkle and David Winston, and engaged in a number of herbalism based workshops.
Graduate education in sociology permeates my current work with humans and plants, highlighting the importance of micro and macro social institutions and their impact on personal experience. Nonprofits forever hold a piece of my heart, and buttressed my experience working with diverse populations, including children in foster care and formerly incarcerated men.
I value evidence-based research and am also a freelance writer for various nonprofit organizations, individual artists and small businesses.