In my late teens I was called to the world of spirit; both literally and figuratively. Since that time the most important thing in my life has been following the green thread which weaves in and out, warp and weft, through the spiritual underpinnings of nature's tapestry. As a green-blooded person, my practice circumambulates the great cosmic tree and all the creepers which grow around its base. My work with the plant spirits is both profession and passion- and my purpose is in bringing verdant inspiration to anyone who will suffer my endless herbal ramblings.
On the clinical side of things, I attended the world's most respected program in clinical herbalism, East-West, where I studied plant medicine through the lenses of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Western Vitalist traditions. In addition to over 20 years of personal study and borderline obsession, I have also have the honor of studying under Paul Beyerl, Susun Weed, Kami McBride, Juliet Blankespoor, and Michael Tierra.
In 2018 I opened Greenthread Herbs with my longtime friend Bryan Lindquist in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah. Since then we've served our community with herbal medicine, education, and a lot of fun. In that same year I started the School of Craft Herbalism which offers a year-long immersive education in energetic, constitutional, and spiritual herbalism- the only program of its type in the world. In 2018, 2019, and 2020 I was awarded Best Herbalist in the Best Of Utah awards.
I love teaching, and have been able to do so in many venues I never thought I'd be part of. I currently teach at University of Utah and Healing Mountain.
In the Springtime I help organize the Wasatch Herb Festival and throughout the year work with the Utah Tea Guild to provide tea ceremony to the community.
Join me every Wednesday at 7pm MST on Instagram Live for free classes, and watch for upcoming online courses and other offerings in the Wortcraft and Green Arte ways.