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Amanda Klenner

Amanda is a Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist, and Health Coach located in Westminster, CO. She is also a mother, wife, and avid dog lover (cats are ok too). She has a passion for teaching people about the beautiful herbal medicines we can work with to maintain health, wellness, and joy. She is the publisher of Natural Herbal Living Magazine, works with people clinically to help them reach their health goals, and makes a line of organic, handmade herbal products. You can find out more here.

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Gina has been actively enrolled in an apprenticeship with Nature since birth. She formally started studying herbal medicine in 2012 at Pacific Rim College where she started her path as a Community Herbalist. A global explorer, Gina has traveled around the world consistently deepening her knowledge of traditional plant medicine from a wide array teachers and climates. Her roots are embedded in Western Herbalism as she truly cherishes the trees and medicines that grow wildly around her. She prefers to work with local plants wherever she is, yet also loves incorporating unique gems she has encountered in distant places to offer a personalized, dynamic and full-spectrum practice. Having lived in both the desert and the temperate rainforest, Gina knows plant energetics. Drawing from her own modern apothecary, Gina also calls upon the stronger herbal actions of plants in a variety of forms to support her clients. She loves working with essences of both plant, mineral and bone to support the spiritual body in subtle yet profound ways. She puts her heart, intuition and herbal wisdom into every formula and exchange she has with those interested in incorporating medicines of the Earth into their daily life. Gina is also a trained Natural Chef and Nutrition Educator who uses the foundations of cooking and holistic wellness to support her herbal practice. A full fledged kitchen-witch, Gina utilizes these fundamental skills in her medicine making, formulation and lifestyle support recommendations. No matter where one is along their own life’s journey, Gina connects one to plants and practices that nourish, soothe and strengthen the vitality of the body, mind and spirit. Gina invites people to ‘break the green wall’ so that a genuine, symbiotic relationship and ever-deepening connection may be forged with the natural world. From this place of reciprocity, true and lasting healing is possible for the Self and beyond.

Julie Charette Nunn (Crow's Daughter) is a shamanic herbalist and long-time teacher, herbal crafter, organic gardener and farmer, goatherd, and successful business owner from Whidbey Island in Washington State. She teaches listening as a way to gain access to the abundant wisdom in nature and supports people to open themselves to greater possibility by sharing their gifts. She offers shamanic herbal apprenticeships, wisdom circles, home-study courses and individual mentorship sessions in the Shamanic Herbal tradition of the Wise Woman. Julie’s specialty is connecting people in nature to learn more deeply who they are. Visit Julie online at, or contact her at

I am really passionate about using herbs and healthy eating to create a strong vital force in each and every one of us! The Chinese call it chi and the Hindus call it prana, but a strong vital force is key to our vitality and our body’s superb and innate ability to heal itself. I am a certified clinical herbalist and saw patients for a while. At that time, with a new baby and new life to adjust to, I eventually transitioned to creating an herbal, all natural body product business called l.c. of acirema, which you can read all about on my Etsy site. I now teach at The Center for Integrative Botanical Studies. Here’s to all of us creating our very own beautifully strong vital force!

I'm a homeschooling mom and I'm passionate about language and health. I practice many professions, most of them related to those two passions. Empowerment and respect are two core principles for me. I want to give you the tools you need to take charge of your own health sustainably, to express exactly what you mean, to learn languages in a way that will work for you, and show profound respect for the language and culture you're studying, and more. I also love the plant world and connecting people with it; that's why I teach herbalism and foraging, as well as why I garden and love wandering in the woods. To learn more about me and my myriad professions, check out and, or get in touch with me on Pepperlane

Stephany Hoffelt is an Iowa-based community herbalist who teaches at regional and national herb conferences and writes for various herbal publications. Stephany has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Arts and Sciences from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont where she studied clinical herbalism and ethnobotany. Her website is





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