Katie (she/her) is a passionate herbalist who is pursuing her designation as a Clinical Herbalist with Wild Rose College. Previously working in a multi-disciplinary healthcare field, she has experienced the benefits of different treatment methods for overall health and wellbeing. This inspired her to practice herbal medicine. She is also a Reiki Master and draws great inspiration from nature and frequently practices Shinrin-Yoku. Her dogs are her adventure buddies, and they are frequently out hiking for hours.
She has an ambitious indoor food and herb garden which is unabashedly taking over her house. She uses these plants to not only feed her family but to provide herbal products to her friends and community.
Living as a settler in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, she acknowledges and respects that she resides on Treaty 6 Territory and Metis Nations of Alberta Region 4 land, which was originally known as Birch Hill and home to the Nehiyawak and Hohe Nakota peoples. The surrounding land offers many opportunities to explore and connect with plants and people. She sends her appreciation for the opportunity to be a part of these lands.
At Wild Rose College, Katie provides guidance and assistance to students who are traveling along their own herbal paths. She is one of our Student Services Coordinators and takes great pride in helping students reach their herbal goals. She is committed to creating a safe space for all peoples, all genders, all ethnicities, and all backgrounds within the College and the herbal medicine community.