My love for nature has always been a part of me. Growing up in the Rocky Mountains, it was easy to explore and cultivate my passion for plants and the wilderness. I was regularly creating tinctures, salves and other various concoctions; learning through trial and error as I went along. When I discovered the AHA, I immediately became a member and it wasn’t long after that I joined the Board, offering support to many different positions and committees. During this time, my husband and I founded an outdoor wilderness survival business and it became necessary to take a short hiatus from the Board, however, I am very happy to be back on the team, this time as interim Treasurer. My passion is in creating a better environment for those around me by incorporating the knowledge I have of plants and their various components into everyday life and being on this Board will allow me to expand, grow and share. I am in the process of obtaining my Practical Herbalist diploma through Wild Rose College and you’ll often find me taking classes from a myriad of other herbalists and knowledge keepers. When it comes to being an Herbalist, I fully expect to be a student for the rest of my life since there is just so much to learn!