I had a passion for plants as a child and continued to seek out nature as much as possible when moving to NYC in 1999 (e.g., hello Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and planters on my fire escape!). After a fulfilling career in market research, I decided to pursue what is closest to my heart: plant-based, well-care modalities.
In 2012 I became fascinated with and interested in pursuing an education in Aromatherapy. After a few years of self-education I sought certification and luckily lived close to the New York Institute of Aromatherapy (NYIOA). Upon earning Level 1 and Clinical Aromatherapy certifications from the NYIOA in 2015 and 2016, respectively, I opened an in-home practice.
I am honored to share that I taught workshops and certification classes at the NYIOA and NY Institute of Aromatic Studies from 2015 to May of 2020. It’s also exciting to share that I not only teach classes at the New York Botanical Gardens and other wonderful places like the Museum of Sex & JASA and other institutions but also consult with houses like IFF and private equity firms. Words cannot express how much I LOVE sharing this information and interacting with the amazing people I met through the years!
In 2017 I studied herbalism under the brilliant and hilarious Michigan-based jim mcdonald. To-date I pursue knowledge and a relationship with plants through the Western Herbalist tradition and consider this a lifetime journey.
Distilling. Ah….yes. You may often find me distilling aromatic and non-aromatic plants in my garage for use in my own practice and for other herbalists and local farms.