Meet our 2021-2022 Student Clinicians
Aging is inevitable but HOW we age is a choice.
Joan’s journey with plants, the medicine they provide and the nutrition they offer has led her to embrace the concepts of aging with grace. She believes that we all have the inherent ability to care for our bodies, minds and spirits in ways that can carry us into our later years with vitality, health and a fulfilling quality of life. As a certified herbalist, nutritionist and certified organic skin care formulator, Joan guides and supports her clients by educating and empowering them to make the best choices for their health and wellbeing. As a mature women, she brings the lived wisdom and learned experience to support people of all age groups through life’s transitions.
Joan takes a vitalist approach to her practice by providing herbal support while embracing the concepts of proper nutrition, appropriate exercise, restorative sleep, and emotional wellbeing for healthy aging. She knows that the 20’s and 30’s are where it is important to set a good foundation to support the transitions that will happen in the 40’s and 50’s. All of this can help reduce the onset of chronic illness and disease that may manifest in our 60’s and beyond.
In addition to her herbalism and nutrition, Joan holds a certificate in organic skin care formulation and has personal and professional experience in using natural remedies to support skin health including acne, dry and thinning skin, rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles and other conditions of the skin.
She would be honored to help you begin your journey to aging with grace.
Kerry is thrilled to announce that she is prepared to begin a career as a clinical herbalist through the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. She will be taking on new clients this October and is excited to share her knowledge of both Nutrition and Herbalism with the world. Kerry earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and Dietetics in 2012, but she always felt a deep connection with our planet and felt that the nutrition path alone was not a full representation of the tools that we have available to promote health and vitality. In 2016 Kerry found her passion for herbalism through the Artemisia & Rue program. Kerry knew from that experience that plants and natural remedies were her life’s calling and she wanted to pursue a career in herbalism from that moment forward. With her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and her passion for herbal medicines, Kerry hopes to bridge the gap between nutrition and herbalism with her clients and provide a holistic approach to health. Kerry’s favorite activities are rock climbing, backpacking, snowboarding, camping, hiking, biking and any other activity that allows her to feel in touch with our planet.
Meg’s work with plants is intimately connected with her story. Her journey into herbalism and nutrition began during her personal challenges with anxiety and depression as a teen into adulthood. She sought out holistic wellness for herself and was able to find support that she needed, and she wishes to extend her findings to others. She has explored the ways in which food, lifestyle, and mental health are interconnected through her training at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, earning her certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She continued on her path further with herbalism, which has opened her eyes to just how generous plants are in offering their support emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Along with the Clinic and Nutrition programs, she is also currently enrolled in the Flower Essence Practitioner program where she is further enriching her understanding of the subtle energetics of flowers and their ability to restore peace and emotional wellbeing in everyday life. Meg holds her BFA in Graphic Design. When she is not seeing clients, she can be found playing with her cats Allister and Miso, cooking up delicious vegan meals and baked goods, spending time in nature nerding out over plants, or playing board games with friends.
Meg is not currently taking new clients.
Rachel is a Colorado native and second-generation herbalist trained in the Vitalist tradition. Learning under her father in the foothills of Boulder, Rachel has been working with the wild and medicinal plants of the Colorado Rockies since childhood. It is this connection to the land that led to the development of her passion for comprehensive health: combining physical & mental health, a sense of place, and a sense of purpose to heal the whole person. Through this Rachel focuses on multi-dimensional healing for holistic wellness. It is her belief that all clients deserve undivided attention, whole-body health, and personalized care. Beginning with a Vitalist assessment, she will work with you to discover the root cause of your symptoms. Together you will create a personalized wellness plan integrating nutrition, herbal protocols, supplementation, and flower essences to create a long-term strategy for daily wellness. Rachel is currently working toward certifications in Clinical Herbalism, Nutrition, and Bach Flower Essences at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. She is also a member of the American Herbalist’s Guild, as well as the Flower Essence Society.
Erin has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for the past 18 years. She has always loved helping people, and after years of hearing the woes of many of her clients, she desired to be able to help them in ways beyond her massage scope of practice. A common complaint she heard was their frustration at “not being listened to” when visiting their health care providers, a story that hit home for her as well. As an auto-immune patient, she has personally witnessed the limitations that allopathic medicine can provide. After years of not seeing the results promised, she began experimenting with herbs. Finally, she began to see positive changes in her health! Erin knew she wanted to explore how to guide others on a path to wellness which brought her to The Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. Erin is currently a Certified Flower Essence Practitioner and has a particular interest in the mind/body connection and how it manifests in digestive health, muscle tension patterns and immunity. She would love the opportunity to explore how Flower Essences, Herbal Remedies and Nutrition Therapeutics can help you achieve better health!
Michelle values a wholeness approach to support her clients individual health needs, honoring their body, mind, and spirit. Her goal is to be an advocate for others in honing their intuition and taking action toward well-being through herbs, nutrition, and flower essences. She focuses on uncovering sources of dis-ease and gently working toward harmony. Michelle spent nearly ten years working as a pharmacist, predominately in the hospital setting. Her experience with western medicine both as a pharmacist and as a patient often left her feeling incomplete and frustrated. This has fueled her passion to be a voice to the gaps while also respecting and utilizing the advancements of the western system. Michelle is also a Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release Facilitator and has over 200 hours of yoga teacher training. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys wondering through the woods, medicine making, and doing crossword puzzles.
Andrea was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. She found her way to herbalism through her love for holistic medicine while studying Ayurveda practices in India. Along with traditional Mexican medicine and Mayan herbalism her path continued to grow. She is passionate about her traditions and has a deep connection with the ancestral ways of her country. She is a devoted herbalist with over 900 hours of training through CSCH and is currently enrolled to become a certified Clinical Herbalist and Certified Nutritionist. She has special interest in postpartum care, female health, gut healing, nutrition as well as emotional wellbeing. Her goal is to create lifestyle choices that empower people to heal within, and to provide them with the tools to take charge of their personal health and wellness. When she is not seeing clients, she likes to spend time in nature hiking with her dogs or just reading a good book. She speaks fluent Spanish and English. She would love to provide Spanish speakers access to natural medicine and clinical herbalism in the front range.
Andrea es originaria de Guadalajara, México. Empezó su camino hacia la Herbolaria a través de su amor por la medicina holística mientras estudiaba Ayurveda en la India. Junto con sus estudios en Medicina Tradicional Mexicana y Herbolaria Maya, su camino siguió creciendo. Le apasionan sus tradiciones y tiene una profunda conexión con las practicas ancestrales de su país. Tiene más de 900 horas de capacitación en herbolaria a través de CSCH y actualmente está inscrita para obtener sus certificación en Herbolaria Clínica y Nutrición. Tiene especial interés en la atención al posparto, la salud femenina, la sanación intestinal, nutrición y el bienestar emocional. Su objetivo es crear opciones de estilo de vida que permitan a las personas sanar desde adentro y brindarles las herramientas para hacerse cargo de su salud y bienestar personal. Cuando no está viendo clientes, le gusta pasar tiempo en la naturaleza con sus perros o simplemente leyendo un buen libro. Habla español e inglés con fluidez. Aella le encantaría brindar a los hispanohablantes acceso a la medicina natural y la herbolaria clínica en Colorado.
Erin is a certified Colorado gardener and nature lover, who is fascinated with what we discover when we slow down and truly listen to our bodies and the world around us. She understands that often the most profound shifts are found through rest and gentle movement. Her focus lands on both the physical and emotional body– providing mindful support through herbs, nutrition, education, and flower essences. She prioritizes honoring what a gift this life is, as well as honoring the power that lies just beyond development of strong relationships with oneself, with one’s community, and with the earth. She works with her clients to truly understand and support their unique bodies as they discover and remove blockages to health, as well as what fuels their unique vital expression. Her goal is empowerment for her clients to take charge of their personal health and wellness as they currently present, and as they move through life. Erin obtained her Advanced Herbalism certificate through CSCH in 2020.
Believing in the innate wisdom of every body to heal and to achieve a state of homeostasis, Danielle, works with you to develop a plan that is specific to you and your brilliance. She is passionate about working with people from all walks of life. Connecting with each person, and providing them a space to be seen, exactly as they are, in that moment. Danielle is originally from outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and moved to Colorado one year ago. She is continuing her herbal education at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, to become a certified: Clinical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist, and Flower Essence Practitioner. Her focus is to accept the incredible assistance and guidance from plants, that further empower us to become more connected to our environment, our community, and to the essence of who each of us are.
Ashke was inspired to begin studying herbal medicines almost a decade ago after not finding the answers she was looking for within the standard medical system. Her herbal offering is named Maka Pejuta, which means Earth Medicine in the Lakota language, reflecting the foundation for her work with clients. She believes that connection with the elements is foundational for well-being, and that plants have the power to be our sacred allies on our path to healing and fulfillment. Ashke is in the process of becoming a Certified TRE® Provider (Trauma and Tension Relief Exercises), and is training to become a trauma-informed practitioner. As of October 17, 2021, she holds a certificate in Trauma-Informed Herbalism from the American Herbalists Guild. Additionally, as a former elite athlete, Ashke also specializes in working with adolescent, teen, and adult athletes looking to improve their performance via nutrition, supplements, and mental health management. She is a descendent of the Oglala and Sicangu Lakota Sioux, and hopes to carry on the legacy and traditions of her ancestors with her work.
Ashke is not currently taking new clients.