About Me

My Journey to a

Clinical Herbalist

I’m a Christian Clinical Herbalist in the Bellevue/Omaha, NE area. My goal is to work with you and empower you to take charge of your own health.  I will work with you on lifestyle, & dietary changes, and give custom herbal blends you can take to help you on your healing journey. I will also show you how you can make any of these things for yourself.  If you’d like to set up a consult with me please take a look at my services available here..

My Journey To Becoming an Herbalist

In 2008 my 3rd child was born.  I began training for Strongman Competitions right after she was born. (I’d always been an avid weightlifter). My 1st competition was when she was 4 months old and I got 2nd place! 1 year into this after my last competition I got a bulging disk in my lower SI joint. I recovered from this but not completely, it would keep bulging. Problems then seemed to work their way up my spine. When I would work out I would get terrible shoulder and neck pains resulting in 3-day migraines. No amount of drugs would help the pain in my shoulder, neck, or migraines. Sometimes a really good massage would help. I was in constant pain all the time. It started getting worse. Burning down my legs, arms, hips & back.  

I went to specialist after specialist with no help. No one could figure out what was wrong.  One doctor thought maybe I had Fibromyalgia, and said, I’ll give you Lyrica, if it works then you have Fibro, if it doesn’t, then I’m not sure what is wrong, & will just send you to a pain management doctor. Lyrica didn’t help, and the pain management doctor didn’t help.  Scans showed nothing wrong with me, yet I couldn’t weight-lift anymore, and I’d been weightlifting for 20 years.

At this point, 2 years after my daughter was born, and after a year of seeing various specialists, I’d pretty much given up on getting better. I then was introduced to a wonderful nurse. She specialized in natural healing, mainly using nutrition & supplements.  In 2 weeks, I was working out again by changing my diet and adding supplements.  I was amazed!  I was hooked on learning about natural healing.  I thought I was already eating a reasonably healthy diet. I learned my body just couldn’t tolerate some foods and I was deficient in nutrients. About a year later I learned about a local herbalist who was helping a friend of mine. I started seeing the herbalist to further my healing journey. This was all new and amazing to me.  I learned I could go to my backyard, pick a weed, and heal myself. In the past, I ran to the Doctor for everything, and now with most things, I can help myself and my family with the amazing herbs that God created. I can’t get enough of learning about herbs and their amazing abilities. I have lots still to learn and I love learning.


I have over 2200 hours in herbal education to date and continuing in my education.

2015-2017 Herbmentor.com coursesHerbal Basics -John Gallagher; Learning Your Plants -Xavier & Rosalee de la Foret & John Gallagher; Foundational Herbcraft -Jim McDonald; Food as Medicine -Todd Caldecot; 5 Phases with Larken Bunce; Herbs in Practice -Rosalee de la Foret; 7 Rivers of Healing -Susun Weed; The Village Herbalist and Think Like an Herbalist & Planting the Cure -Heather nic an Fhleisheir.

2015-2018 Learning Herbs Courses: Compass Wheel, Herbal Cold Care, & Herbal Energetics -Rosalee de la Foret; Culinary Herbalism by KP Khalsa

2015 Wisewomanuniversity.com: Basic Course -Susun Weed & Medicine Making with Linda Conroy

2017 The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine: Intro Course 2hrs.

2015 – 2016 Aromatherapy Courses: Basic Aromatherapy Course -Aromatic Studies.com; 2- 2hr classes on Basic Aromatherapy Safety and Aromatherapy -Kate Bodmann; Aromahead.com introductory course; EO Ingestion & Aromatic Med. Masterclass -Jesse Hawkins w/Vintage Remedies.

2016 – Present American Herbalist Guild Webinars: Currently over 25+ Hours on many Herbal topics.

Clinical Skills Part One & Part 2: -Paul Bergner 16 hr Course + his  Essential Medical Interview Skills for the Herbalist. I’ve also had 2 other clinical skills classes.

Endocrine Support: Maria Noel Groves 8 hr course

Anatomy & Physiology: with Tammi Sweet 24 hr Credit course

2016 – 2018 Rooted Wisdom Herbal Intensive Led by Kate Bodmann. Year 1 60 hr course. Year 2 60 hr. Intensive. Other Classes by my Herbalist: ABCs of Herbs, Syrups, HOTM Mini Kitchen Meds; Summertime Herbal Meds; Herb Walks, and HOTM for Kids.

Rosemary Gladstar’s: The Science & Art of Herbalism 50hr course – Part of the above Rooted Wisdom Herbal Intensive

2018: Naturally Healthy Clinical Herbalist Course: 600 hr Course taught by Shonda Parker.

Nov. 2018-May 2020, I completed the Family Herbalist Course, the Community Herbalist Course and the Clinical Herbalist Course at the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine online courses. I finished 22 supervised clinical cases through this school with over 100 hours of clinical review.

Oct 2019 – June 2020: Intensive with local Herbalist Mo Horner at the Free Wild Root’s People’s Clinic located in South Omaha Where I received 170 clinically supervised hours. I also continue to serve here as an herbalist and in other capacities.

I’ve been seeing clients since 2017 and continue to learn about specific topics to better serve you.