Mason is the creator of HerbRally and the Events and Outreach Coordinator for Mountain Rose Herbs. He studied herbalism, wildcrafting and botany at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies in Eugene, OR.
Krystal is the woman behind Hotel Wilderness, a food and project blog focused on bringing healing herbs into the nooks and crannies of our daily lives. She is a photographer with a deep-seated love for food and plant medicine, and can usually be found happily crafting between the three.
Monographs: Ashwagandha, Astragalus, Calendula, Elder, Garlic, Mugwort, Passionflower, Tulsi and Yarrow.
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David Bruce Leonard is the founder of the Earth Medicine Institute and practitioner of all five branches of traditional Chinese medicine: acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, food medicine, martial arts. David has studied traditional medicines with healers in Asia, North and South America, and Hawai’i.
Monographs: Aloe Vera, Gotu Kola, Maidenhair Fern, Shepherd's Purse and Wauke.
Mel Kasting is a graduate of the Columbines School of Botanical Studies, a budding community educator, and an advanced student with the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. She has a small sliding scale clinical practice based in St. Louis, Missouri and formulates all of her own medicines. Mel's passion, in the clinic and community, is education. She wants to open an herb school someday.
Monographs: Devil's Club, Kava, Peach and Yellow Pond Lily.
Sara is an aspiring healer, with a deep interest in holistic therapy and plant medicine. She is currently studying clinical aromatherapy and working towards her certification as an aromatherapist. In her free time you’ll often find her putting her love and energy into Batiah Botanicals, a natural body care line which she sells on Etsy and at the Eugene Saturday Market. She also enjoys studying flower essence therapy, hiking, free-writing, film photography, road trips and exploring new places.
Monographs: Lavender and Lemon Balm.
jim mcdonald offers a knowledge of herbalism that blends western folk and indigenous views with the Vitalist traditions of the 19th century, presented through story, humor and common sense. He has taught classes throughout the US, hosts the website www.herbcraft.org and has written for Plant Healer Magazine, the Journal of Ontario Herbalist Association and Llewelyn's Herbal Almanac. He is currently writing a "Great Lakes Herbal" and "Foundational Herbcraft". jim is a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker.
Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is a student of the universal truths found within both ancient and modern herbal traditions from around the world. The focus of his work is on integrating ancient teachings for a new paradigm of plant medicine, one that is truly holistic in its honoring of the spirit, energetics, and body of both people and plants.
Kelsey initiated her herbal studies on a pilgrimage to France, gathering wisdom from traditional European medicine masters. Kelsey serves on the core faculty team at Ohlone and has a private practice across California, counseling students and clients on creating life-changing strategies for wellness.
For more information on Kelsey, visit: www.heavynettle.com
Lindsey has a passion for helping individuals navigate the ever-growing field of wellness and preventative care for both themselves and their canine companions. She has completed her Master of Science from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and continues to expand her knowledge and practice at the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. You’ll generally find her in the apothecary measuring and mixing new herbal blends for her practice, Prairie Rose Herbals
Pam is a budding herbalist who loves learning about plants and sharing that information on her website, theHERBAL Cache. Her goal is to build an awareness within her community about the power of plants, by teaching and living the life. She also loves to garden, read, go camping and watch movies.
Leslie Lekos is the director of Wildroot Herb School in Bellingham, WA which offers herbal courses and intensives by top-notch herbalist from around the country. She also offers a line of sustainable wild harvested and organically grown hydrosols and essential oils on her Etsy shop. Leslie is a birth doula and her herbal consultation practice specializes in pregnancy and children. She is a certified Iyengar teacher and co-author of the book Yoga for Pregnancy.
Monograph: Lady's Mantle
Ian Opal Kesling is a self-taught herbalist and staff member at The Herb Shoppe, an herbal medicine store located in Portland Oregon. They first joined The Herb Shoppe staff in early 2015, and strive through their position to support others in forging empowered relationships with their minds and bodies. In non-Herb-Shoppe pursuits, Opal has worked at a community counseling center, practiced therapeutic art with children, taught kids' self-defense, and co-edited a book.
Malia trained in the tradition of western herbalism at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder, Colorado. She is a member of the American Herbalist Guild and the American Botanical Council. Her creative outlets include making art, healthy cooking, plant identification, medicine making, hikes in the mountains, taking photos of flowers and bugs, as well as making compelling connections with people’s health complaints.
Gabby Allen is a student herbalist, writer, artist, and work-at-home mother currently residing in Roseburg, Oregon. Gabby is completely enamored with fermentation, is an organic gardening enthusiast, and budding seeker of wild foods. For more from Gabby you can visit her at GabbyLynnAllen.com.
Renee Davis MA RH is a clinical herbalist, researcher, and educator in botanical and mycological medicine. She is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and works in research and development for nutraceutical company. She is currently a student of biomedical sciences at the University of Washington. Previously, she was a clinical herbalist at the Olympia Free Herbal Clinic for 5 years and an Associate Scholar with the Center for World Indigenous Studies.
Monograph: Oregon Grape
Ruthie Hayes studies and practices the art of herbal medicine form her home in the wooded hills of southeastern Pennsylvania. The proprietress of Mother Hylde's Herbal, Ruthie is also a licensed massage therapist and has received training in clinical herbalism from The Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. You can follow her blog at hyldebaer.com and find her remedies on Etsy.
Monographs: Purple Loosestrife