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Ryan Drum

Ryan DrumRyan Drum, PhD, AHG, has a BSc in Chemical Technology and a PhD in Botany (Phycology) from Iowa State University. While a NATO Scholar, he did postdoctoral studies on Cell Biology using the Electron Microscope and Microcine at the Universities of Bonn, Germany and Leeds, England . For 10 years Dr. Drum taught Botany and related subjects at Universities (UMASS/Amherst,UCLA, WWU). He studied Herbal Medicine with Ella Birzneck, founder of Dominion Herbal College in British Columbia for 12 years, and taught at their summer seminars for 25 years. He has been an adjunct faculty at Bastyr University since 1984, and he lectures at major herbal conferences and herbal schools. He specializes in Seaweed Therapies, Thyroid issues, and Men's Health. Dr. Drum is the author of over 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, the author of Electron Microscopy of Diatom Cells 1966,...

Juliet Jivanti

Juliet Jivanti is the Director of the Ayurvedic Health Center & Wellness Shop which she established in 2006.  Juliet delights in sharingJuliet Jivanti the ancient science and art of Ayurvedic medicine which is an all encompassing, gentle path to holistic health. She is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher and Touch for Health Certified Practitioner.

Juliet is a graduate of The Ayurvedic Institute and a student of Dr. Vasant Lad.  As a diet and lifestyle practitioner, she leads educational workshops, teaches Ayurvedic Yoga, provides individual health...

Miles Coleman, RH AHG EWCH

Miles Coleman  RH AHG- EWCH  has pursued the twin disciplines of kung fu and TCM for 40 years. Miles holds master ranks in 2 kung fu styles and teaches for several large international martial arts organizations. Miles study of traditional kung fu led him to train in the arts of DA KE (trauma medicine) TCM and SHEN KUNG (Spiritual healing based on buddhist philosophy).


Miles traveled to taiwan and became a direct disciple of master YUEN YING GOA, learning  herbal and trauma medicine.In addition, Miles...

Dr. Laura Repola

Dr. Laura Repola is a naturopathic primary care physician practicing in her hometown of Butte MT.  She received her doctorate at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA.  She specializes in hormone balancing, skin concerns, digestive health, and prevention.   She is  active in the Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Butte Breastfeeding Coalition.  She tries to use the spirit and strength of plant medicine with all of her patients.  

Dr. Vicky Homer

Dr. Victoria M. Homer is a Naturopathic physician.  She received her doctorate in 1990 from S.W. College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ.  Currently, she has a private practice in Helena, MT.  Her focus is on improving people’s gastrointestinal health, which she believes is at the core of healing chronic illnesses.  Dr. Homer has been working with health & wellness for over 40 yrs.  Along with being a N.D.  she also has been a nurse, Reiki Master, Bach Flower Essence trainer, & color practitioner.

Heather Nic an Fhleisdeir

Heather Nic an Fhleisdeir is a clinical herbalist in practice for 26 years. Rooted in the community she serves in Oregon she is additionally the proprietor of the apothecary; Mrs. Thompson's Herbs and the Head of Faculty at the Academy Of Scottish Herbalism She has been an instructor since 1989 at colleges, conferences and herb schools in Oregon, California and in Scotland, and in the distance learning program: The Village Herbalist Independent Herbal Study Course Heather holds three certificates of training in Herbalism, from The Oregon School of Herbal Studies and Brighid’s Academy of Healing Arts. She has additional training in nutrition and culinary arts, and served her internship with a 20 year practising Herbalist. Having dedicated her life to sharing this knowledge, she has assisted thousands in reclaiming their own health process, in giving...

Jennephyr Reiche Sterling

Jennephyr has been using, studying and teaching about plants for 18 years now. The passion began while living in the Netherlands, where she walked the city streets and introduced herself to the plants growing out of the cracks and crevices and they talked back . Her family and her love for herbs grew together, and she has successfully (up to now) raised her children using herbs as food and medicines. She has studied through the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing in Canada and was an Apprentice to Rosemary Gladstar at Sage Mountain VT in 2006, successfully completing the program. She followed Wilburt Fish around Montana for a summer, and has spent many hours outside with...

Sarah Bunting

Sarah Bunting is a storyteller, a lover of plants and wild spaces, a teacher of yoga and meditation and an aspiring Ayurvedic practitioner. She is currently studying Ayurveda with Dr. Lad in New Mexico, but home of her heart is tucked into the foothills of Beartooth Mountains.

Thad Mauney

Even while taking an overload of college classes in chemistry over 40 years ago, Thad Mauney felt compelled to build himself an index of edible and medicinal plants. Later, after earning a Ph.D. in chemistry and spending some time leading R & D for a couple of high-tech businesses, he shifted his attention back from the inanimate to the science of how things live.  And so, for the past dozen years, he has been exploring metabolic chemistry and how this can be used to maintain health and vitality. Specifically of interest is how to use nutrients to help shift away from disease states and maintain health and longevity.  Dr. Mauney has written books and booklets on natural means to avoid or reverse cancer, cognitive decline, MRSA infection, and numerous...

Jiling Lin


Explorer, outdoor educator, herbalist, yoga teacher, and musician-artist-dancer Jiling Lin has roamed through the USA and Asia for the past eight years,Jiling Lin studying diverse healing modalities and teaching different subjects, primarily outdoor education for youth. She apprenticed with 7song at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, assisted at the Ithaca Free Clinic, and practiced herbal first aid at the Rainbow Gathering. She also studied at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, taught at Two Coyotes Wilderness School, and worked at the Teaching Drum Outdoor School. 

Linwood Tall Bull

I am a Headsman of the Dog Men Society, it is our responsibility to preserve our heritage and the history and knowledge for our people and those not yet born. I am also an Instructor of Ethnobotany and Culture at the Chief Dull Knife College, and also a tribal historian. I also do a presentation on Indian Healing Practices. I am a Viet Nam Veteran and ceremonial person, I love to teach those that wish to learn, my teachings are those of my father the late William Tallbull who also received his knowledge from those before him. Plant people are very special.

Elaine Sheff

The author of several books on herbal medicine and healing, clinical herbalist Elaine Sheff has been passionate about sharing herbal knowledge for over 25 years. Her latest book is Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair. Elaine is the Co-Director of Green Path Herb School, located in Missoula, MT, where she strives to inspire and empower students and clients to remember their connection to the earth, the...
Toyia Hatten

Toyia Hatten is a holistic herbalist and herbal educator whose focus is on incorporating healing herbs into everyday life while improving vitality through the reduction of stress and promoting a deeper connection with the natural world. Her own herbal studies began while growing up with a Father & Grandmother who were avid plant lovers, and were formalized in her studies at the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism in Asheville, NC. After three wonderful years serving on the faculty of ASHH, Toyia dug herself up by the roots and transplanted to Montana, where she is currently sharing her love of nature & learning all about the hardy plants of the Rocky Mountains! 


Katrina Farnum

Katrina Farnum is a local Herbalist and the owner of Garden Mother Herbs in Missoula, Montana. She grows and wild-crafts edible and medicinal plants throughout the region and makes an array of products for her community and clients. Katrina has studied many holistic modalities and has a melding pot of education that defines the way she lives and practices herbalism. Katrina’s love for plants extends to the preservation of Cannabis as a medicine.

She has spent years working within the state to educate and preserve safe and compassionate access to Cannabis. Katrina enjoys educating about holistic approaches to herpes, chickenpox and shingles. She...