As long as I can remember, I’ve played with ingredients, plants, gemstones, and other found elements of the earth. I had an early introduction to the botanical world, as my family owned and operated commercial greenhouses in northern Alberta, supplying local restaurants with fresh herbs.
I studied with renowned Canadian herbalists Bev Gray, Terry Willard, Robert Rodgers, and others, including household names from the United States: Rosemary Gladstar and Guido Mase, to name a few. Eventually, I settled at Kolya Naturals and Optimum Health, where among other roles, I instruct natural skincare formulation and herbal wellness.
In my spare time, I am often found outdoors birding with my husband, foraging for wild medicinal plants, crafting wire-wrapped stone jewelry, or simply playing with my high-energy cat Fireweed!