I officially launched my private practice, Long Spell, in 2018. I have been growing and making my own medicine, offering workshops, and serving as a community herbalist for more than ten years. I have completed over 900 hours of training in herbal medicine, first aid, and botany.
Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes are my primary teachers, and I continue to benefit from their mentorship. Thanks to their teachings, my practice is informed by both Indigenous energetic principles (via Karyn’s traditional Choctaw training) and the western herbal tradition. As a white settler practicing earth-based medicine on occupied Indigenous lands, I am committed to a lifelong process of transparency and reciprocity with respect to the knowledge I have been entrusted with. I welcome engagement on this topic for those who are interested.
I regularly access additional mentorship and training to expand my capacity as a practitioner. I am currently pursuing professional development with the Wild Seed School of Herbal Medicine, and I participate in a Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine peer mentor group. I am blessed by the visionary support of the Turtle Tank School for Radical Purpose and of somatic therapist Tada Hozumi, who works with white therapists, facilitators, organizers, and healers to incorporate racism cessation and cultural somatic therapy into our work.
Education and Training
Materia Medica and Medicine-Making (Intermediate)Wild Seed School of Herbal Medicine (Salt Spring Island, BC)
Light Falling from the Stars: Advanced Practitioner ProgramBlue Otter School of Herbal Medicine (Fort Jones, CA)
Clinical Practicum, BCCCS Wellness CentreWild Seed School of Herbal Medicine (Vancouver, BC)
Certificate in Energetic HerbalismBlue Otter School of Herbal Medicine (Fort Jones, CA)
Wilderness First Aid and CPR PROMASHH + Wild River Medical Training (Klamath River, CA)
Organic Master GardenerGaia College (Toronto, ON)
Queer Ancestral Healing WorskshopDori Midnight and Atava Garcia Swiecicki
Monteregian FloraMcGill University (Montreal, QC)
Practical Herbology Field CourseFlora Medicina (Montreal, QC)
I have also worked as a professional artist and editor for the past decade,
having earned an MSc from MIT (2010) and a BFA from Concordia University (2008).