I practice holistic clinical herbalism, Somatic Experiencing™, and healing touch in Olympia, Washington. I grew up deeply influenced by the woods, mountains, and plantain-filled parking lots of Tennessee and North Carolina. In 2006 I moved to the Northwest and fell in love with the magic and plants of this place.
Focuses of my practice and teaching include supporting recovery from stress and trauma, as well as supporting emotional and mental health. I love working with plants during pregnancy and birth, as well as working with plants to support those experiencing miscarriage and pregnancy loss. I especially love working with parents, children, and babies. I also enjoy supporting elders and those receiving palliative care or at the end of life. I enjoy seeing folks from all walks of life, and I particularly appreciate supporting folks engaged in social justice work so that they can be supported themselves. I come from and enjoy working with LGBTQ+ communities.
My herbal training has included apprenticeships and studies with Corrine Boyer here in the Northwest, clinical training at the Appalachian Center for Natural Health with Phyllis D. Light, and clinical apprenticeship with CoreyPine Shane of the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine, as well as a host of eclectic influences and teachers across the west coast and southern states. I finished Somatic Experiencing ™ trauma resolution therapy training in October of 2017. I am forever in gratitude to the plants, my first teachers, as well as each of the clients who have chosen to share part of their journeys with me. My background also includes Southern Folk Medicine, magic, clinical western herbalism, harm reduction, nutrition, and energetic medicine.
I co-founded and worked with the Olympia Community Herbal Clinic from 2008 to 2015, a low-barrier sliding scale herbal clinic that serves clients regardless of income, specifically communities and individuals that have institutionalized barriers to healthcare access. From 2012-2014, I was an organizer of the Dandelion Seed Conference, a conference focused on social and community healing, as well as anti-oppression work within the herbal community.
I live in Olympia, WA with my eight year old daughter. We spends as much time as possible in and near the woods, mountains, and waters of the Pacific Northwest and South.