Our Graduates and their Careers!
Lauren Sofia | Sun & Soul Botanicals
Lauren Sofia is a certified clinical herbalist and certified clinical nutritionist. She runs an apothecary and clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she focuses on understanding the important role food plays in our health, and how herbs can carry us over to optimal vitality. She is passionate about making alternative medicine available to all and works on a sliding scale to provide care to people of every income level.
Visit Lauren’s website: www.sunandsoulbotanicals.com
Kate Miller | Alpine Botanicals
Kate Miller founded Alpine Botanicals in Nederland, Colorado. An artisan apothecary, healing space, and workshop venue, Alpine Botanicals offers products, services, and educational experiences to foster health and resilience. She focuses on bioregional herbal medicine, and strives to grow or locally source most of the apothecary’s herbal inventory.
Visit Kate’s website: www.alpinebotanicals.com
Alanna Whitney | Live Wild Wellness
Alanna Whitney teaches at HAALo, a community resource for healing alternatives in Nevada City, California. She is a certified clinical herbalist and nutritionist, as well as a flower essence practitioner. Her business, Living Wild Wellness, offers herbal and nutritional support for busy women, reducing their stress and cultivating energy for the things they need, and leaving time for the things they love.
Visit Alanna’s website: www.livewildwellness.com
Visit Alanna’s HAALo page: wzww.haalo.org/practitioners/alanna-whitney
Matthew Koontz | Lifestyles in Nutrition
Matthew Koontz is an alternative healthcare practitioner working with nutrition, lifestyle changes, and herbal medicine. He studied nutrition at Bauman College, earning a certification in nutrition consulting, and is currently enrolled in CSCH’s Advanced program. He is passionate about finding the root cause of health issues and addressing these directly to help others achieve optimal health.
Visit Matthew’s website: www.lifestylesinnutrition.com
Malia Thompson | Late Bloomer Herbals
Malia Thompson is a member of the American Herbalists Guild and works with herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to educate and empower her clients to take charge of their own health. She is a certified herbalist and nutritionist with 1380 classroom hours in herbalism, nutrition, and flower essences for emotional support.
Visit Malia’s website: www.alatebloomer.net
Miriam Schaffer | Space and Thyme Gardens
Miriam Schaffer co-owns a gardening business, integrating the principles of organic farming, aesthetics, and herbal medicine in order to generate functional, ecological, and beautiful gardens. From her many experiences landscaping and farming, she has built a strong environmental ethos based on the importance of local and sustainable agriculture and healthier communities, believing that the health of the planet is intimately connected with the health of the individual.
Visit Miriam’s website: www.spaceandthymegardens.com
Kaley Heckert | Indigo Earth
Kaley Heckert practices in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where she offers classes and sees clients, including children and animals. Kaley believes that with education and positive action, every individual can experience health and happiness. Her skills include a combination of herbal medicine, nutrition, flower essences, aromatherapy, plant spirit medicine, Reiki, meditation and visualization, equine management, and biology. She graduated with honors from the Fundamentals and Advanced Herbalism intensives and completed 385 hours of work in the Clinical Program for Herbalism, Flower Essence Therapy, and Holistic Nutrition at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism.
Visit Kaley website: www.indigoearth.org
Adrian Mintzmyer | Mountain Plant Medicine
Adrian Mintzmyer is a Colorado-based clinical herbalist and botany enthusiast. He offers health consultations that focus on empowering people to achieve their healing goals through herbal and nutritional remedies and education. Some of his key values around herbalism include: respecting diverse identities and experiences, body-positivity and health at every size, holistic approaches to health that acknowledge structural violence, and accessibility/affordability. Adrian is interested in working with all types of people and wants to extend a special welcome to communities that may have been stigmatized by or excluded from healthcare systems. He is especially committed to queer and trans healthcare and has experience supporting people through surgery and/or hormone therapy with herbs and nutrition. Adrian is currently organizing with the Denver Community Health Collective and loves collaborating with other practitioners. He facilitates workshops and classes that aim to give people useful tools for their own healing processes.
Visit Adrian’s website: mountainherbalism.com
Alex Svoboda | Arise Botanicals
Alex Svoboda is a certified clinical herbalist who emphasizes compassionate and individualized care that strives to empower her clients and seek the root of their health concerns. She runs Arise Botanicals in Lincoln, Nebraska, offering workshops, classes, and health consultations. Some of her areas of specialization include stress management, burnout, trauma-informed care, reproductive health, and improving sleep.
Visit Alex’s website: www.arisebotanicals.com
Liz Meador is a certified herbalist who owns Anatomy Redefined, a mind-body studio in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood combining services in sound healing, meditation, herbalism, and movement. In addition to private and group sessions, the studio offers an herbal apothecary of bulk herbs and organic plant-based products for well-being. Regular workshops and lectures discussing self-care, earth remedies for wellness, and restoring the connection to yourself are offered.
Visit Liz’s website: anatomyredefined.com
Ben Levine founded Taproot Adaptogen Tea while attending the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder, Colorado. As the first adaptogen tea line on the market, Taproot is dedicated to blending potent super herbs to help you tap into energy from a deeper source.
Visit Ben’s website: www.adaptogentea.com
Orenda & Sage was founded in 2015 by a community herbalist, Cadíz Gómez, while she was studying herbal medicine at the Colorado School for Clinical Herbalism. The name of this business encompasses the entire philosophy from concept to practice – “orenda” is an Iroquois term that refers to the power inherent in all people to affect change in themselves and in the world. Orenda & Sage’s mission is to empower people with tools and knowledge to make positive and educated changes in their wellness practices. The company focuses on encouraging people to take control of their health and wellness and demonstrating that making medicine is fun and taking medicine doesn’t have to be a chore. Orenda & Sage currently specializes in offering hand-crafted organic tea blends and small-batch organic herbal powders, seeking to create a fun and engaging community space for any and everyone interested in healthy living and wellness.
Visit Cadíz’s website: http://www.orendaandsage.com/resources-we-love/