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Erin Smith, MS, CCH - Founder and Director

Having always loved the outdoors, her love of plants started young. When she was fifteen she started to study independently the medicinal use of plants...

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Charis Denny

Charis Denny is a Certified Clinical Herbalist passionate about spreading the healing wonders of Flower Essences far and wide. She is the former owner of the Highlands Natural Apothecary in Denver, CO and has been in private practice since 2003.

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Mindy Green

Mindy Green has founded and owned several herb and essential oil businesses focusing on botanical therapies, aromatherapy education, skin care and product development.

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Lori Roop

Lori Roop is a Certified Clinical Herbalist and practiced as a clinical herbalist for 2 years before starting l.c. of acirema, an all natural baby, spa, herbal, body product business.

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Ian Sanderson

A member of the Mohawk Nation, Turtle Clan, Ian hails from the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve. Ian has been involved in Outdoor and Experiential Education for 15 years.

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Stephanie Pollock

Stephanie is Certified Nutritional Counselor, Eating Psychologist, and has her Masters degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology with a focus in Body Psychotherapy.

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Michael Heim

Michael Heim has been a bartender for nearly 13 years. His interest in plants began while attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha, when he took a Horticulture class...

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Catherine Pantaleo

Catherine Pantaleo CN CCH has been a practicing herbalist and educator for 14 years, serving as faculty at several Colorado vocational schools in the Boulder/Denver area. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology...

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Jared Urchek

Jared Urchek, the owner and operator of Boulder High Country Mushrooms, is a purveyor of fine, gourmet fungal food and medicine...

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Wendy "Butter" Petty

Wendy is a wandering weed lover, wild foods consultant, and worshipper at the altar of tasty treats. For her, foraging is the sweet spot ...

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