I am an herbalist based in Austin, Texas focusing on highly personalized consultations in order to facilitate sustainable health results for my clients. It was my own struggles with health issues, and a longtime frustration with my personal experiences with modern medicine that urged me to begin studying herbalism.
I have been studying western herbal medicine since 2012, when I completed the Community Herbalism program at the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine in Austin, TX. I owe a lot to Nicole Telkes, the director of the Wildflower School. She affected real change in my health at a time when I was suffering from anxiety on a daily basis. She was the first person to teach me the value of plants in restoring and maintaining health, and instilled in all her students the importance of herbalism as a political act–from empowering people to take control of their health, to choosing local herbs and ethical harvesting methods.
I am also a graduate of the Clinical Herbalism program at the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine, where I spent three years studying the body systems, nutrition, pathology, blood work interpretation, physical assessment, and therapeutic interventions for common chronic issues. It is in studying with Thomas Easley at the Eclectic School that I learned to combine traditional western medicine with a modern scientific outlook on health and healing. My goal with each client is to engage in a collaborative effort to enhance health and well-being, using whatever methods work best for each individual.