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Hello

Many years ago I began a herbalist business. I kept the enterprise small and sheltered, perhaps out of fear of my own inadequacies, yet I found great success with the clients I took on at the time. But, after a year, I went on to other things.

Our life journeys are funny things. A friend once said, "if you want to know where you are going, look at what has been pursuing you." And so it came to pass, that in this time of great need as we transition from a broken western medicine model to a more natural and ancient form of medicine, I realized this is something I needed to do again.

As such, I offer my services which are a mix of passion for local plants, a dose of medical intuition, and academic knowledge that together, you will be hard pressed to find a better way to heal -- if you truly desire -- than by coming to see me.

    My Story

    I grew up in the Okanagan Valley among sagebrush and apple orchards. I did degrees in geography and city planning from UVic and UManitoba, respectively. A short stint in city planning consulting led me to realize that was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life and I somehow fell into the environmental field with the likes of The Nature Trust of BC in the early aughts.

     

    I had the great pleasure of supervising youth crews. We mostly built fences and pulled weeds but every extra second we could muster, we'd steel away deeper into the bush. This was mostly my doing and for some reason those I supervised were keen to follow. We went in search of edible and medicinal plants and had great fun in doing so. A few poisonous plants, ingested, spoiled the odd day. We learned immeasurable lessons by trail-and-error, repetition and intuition. 

     

    In 2007, I moved to Calgary where I began teaching at Mount Royal University. It was not long before I was asked to develop the first Biogeography course at the university (why do plants & animals exist where they do, and how did they get there). I soon wrote a book related to this field called, "The Rules of Invasion:Why Europeans naturally invaded the New World). Some lessor people of lessor judgement tended to judge the book by its cover, but that is neither here nor there. The decade long career in teaching was mighty enjoyable but I itched for something more.

     

    In 2020, I returned to Vancouver Island where I jumped into the wildness of politics and the wilderness of herbal medicine. 

     

    Now, I offer my skills in helping you achieve your best.

     

    Contact

    Let's talk. We may or may not get along. For both of us, it is best that we meet first before we make any commitments.  

    250-217-9101