Meet our authors


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.

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Nina Katz

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

Carol Little R.H.

Hello! I am a traditional herbalist in Toronto, where I have a private practice working primarily with busy homemakers, professional women, business women and entrepreneurs. Instead of the “Grab ‘n Go”approach to health, I like to share my “One Small Change” programme which leads women along the winding road to better health! I have worked with the Bach Flower Remedies for over 30 years as an adjunct to my herbal protocols.

I work with local women + via skype with women all over the world! Herbs CAN help! By the way, the designation R.H. means registered herbalist which is the recognition of professional status here in Ontario. Find my work at


Gina Gibbons

Gina Gibbons is a lady who loves to sing and dance in the kitchen and throughout the world. She is a Certified Natural Chef and Holistic Nutrition Educator and teaches people how to create healthy meals both virtually and within their own kitchens. She is Certified Danyasa-Inspired™ Yoga Instructor which is a beautiful fusion of yoga and expressive movement. She also has a passion for recycled fashion and raw chocolate that can be found in her Etsy shops: Circle of Love Vintage and Pura Vida Comida.

Lori Roop

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!

Stephany Hoffelt

Stephany Hoffelt

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

Julie Charette Nunn

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

Lauren Stauber

Lauren Stauber is a certified clinical herbalist and nutritionist, licensed massage therapist, medicine maker, beginner gardener and devoted mom and partner. Hailing from New York City, Lauren came to herbalism through her connection to plants and a calling to serve in her community that took root in childhood among the skyscrapers and asphalt. In 2003, after 35 years in "the city," she moved to Boulder, Colorado, seeking teachers and more time with her hands in the dirt. In 2004, she attended her first herbalism course with Brigitte Mars, going on to complete a two-year program at Paul Bergner's North American Institute of Medical Herbalism. After graduating from NAIMH and becoming a mom, she went on to study with Sean Donahue over the next couple years. She is currently a student of Ayurveda with Todd Caldecott, and continues to develop through self-study and the support of numerous mentors and teachers, as well as through her work as an herbalist at Rebecca's Herbal Apothecary. Lauren is fascinated by plants and people, and the mutually beneficial relationships possible between them. She also enjoys exploring the overlap between cooking and herbalism, and traditional approaches to kitchen medicine. Cultivating a personal, sensual connection to the natural world is the heart of her path, and a source of deep healing, wonder and joy.

Angela Justis

Angela Justis is a certified herbalist, mother and preschool teacher with a background in science, botany and nutrition. Plants, children and healthy, inspired living are my passion. Mama Rosemary is a place for sharing all the great things I have learned along the way on the path of Motherhood and beyond. She am excited to share herbal ideas, tips and information for Mamas and their families, as well as fun herbal, craft and science ideas for working (playing) with children.

Herbs are my friends and my inspiration! I love to work with gentle nourishing herbs which are generally very safe and create health in lovely simple ways. Children respond easily to herbs and are often fascinated by their smell, taste and visual appeal. Using herbs with kids especially in a hands-on way further gives kids a wonderful chance to really explore this beautiful part of the world. Find her writing also at

Kristine Brown, RH(AHG)

Kristine Brown, RH(AHG) is a practicing traditional community herbalist and homeschooling mother of two of her four children. She has studied with Rosemary Gladstar of Sage Mountain and has spent countless hours of research and study through her own pursuit with great herbalists such as Isla Burgess, jim mcdonald, Matthew Wood, Paul Bergner, Leslie Alexander, Gail Faith Edwards, Doc Garcia, Kathleen Maier and more. She offers an herbal soap and product line through her local farmer's market and online, does consultations, teaches herbal classes to adults, offers herbal work shops for kids and runs a monthly herbal study group, focusing mainly on locally found herbs, enabling the community to take control of growing and wild crafting their own medicine. She has taught at many herbal conferences around the country and currently assists Leslie Alexander, Ph.D., RH(AHG) with the American Herbalist Guild Symposium’s Herbal Activity Hub. Kristine is president of her local AHG chapter and is very active in her local herbal community. Teaching others about herbs is her focus with a passion of sharing her knowledge with children as they ARE our future!

Kristine lives on 5 acres with her husband, children and numerous animals including dairy goats, chickens, turkey, cats and a dog. They keep bees, grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs. When she is not homeschooling her youngest 2 children, milking the goats, making cheese, yogurt or soap, harvesting herbs, making herbal remedies, drawing, hanging laundry to dry or the multitude of other household and homestead tasks, she can be found working on her monthly PDF zine titled Herbal Roots zine. Each edition focuses on one herb and contains many activities to make learning about that herb a lot of fun. There are stories, crossword puzzles, mazes, crafts, recipes and much more! If you are looking for a herbal course that is easy to understand and has the ability to teach children about herbs, look no further! Herbal Roots zine is designed to raise the interest level of children and adults through hands-on learning and repetition. Homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers alike have found Herbal Roots zinea valuable learning resource for a subject that does not have many opportunities available for children: herbal healing.

You can find out more information about Herbal Roots zine and subscribe at For more information on her consultations, classes and herbal soap and product line go to

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