About Me

Even as child I was drawn to the wild rambling weeds, not aware of the healing powers many of them possessed, for our bodies, minds and spirits. I my twenties I found myself filling the position of herb buyer for the food co-op where I worked. I began to read about the plants I was selling. Soon I was seeking them out in the wild and weedy places around me. The healing plants have continued to grow on me since that time. Today, I cannot image my life without a knowledge of working with the medicine plants. I use them every day for myself and my family. I grow them in my garden, find them in the woods and fields, and craft them into medicines for the winter months. They are my friends, my teachers, my guides…

I have been fortunate to study for many wonderful teachers on this path. I give thanks to the generous wisdom shared by Rosemary Gladstar, Susan Hess, Pam Montgomery, and especially Ashley Elenbaas. My practice is also greatly influenced by the writings of Matthew Wood, Jim McDonald and ones who came before, now ancestors, whose teachings live on in their written work and in those who carry it forward today.