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Natural Product Research & Development, Teaching


I have spent over a dozen years designing commercial natural products, drawing on my training in botanical medicine as well as my work in biomedical research. The following are examples from over the years.  Contact me with inquiries on rates or other information. 

Zuke’s, Durango, CO (2011-2017)

  • Co-developed the Enhance line of functional dog chews
  • Improved & updated recipes for Z-Bones, Hip Action, Power Bones, Mini Naturals, Lil’ Links & Z-Fillets
  • Created ingredient glossary for marketing
  • Created educational Power Point presentations for Zuke’s employees related to ingredients
  • Wrote monthly functional foods blog for the website
  • Provided research reviews on ingredients to be used in treats, supplements

The Natural Fertility Company, Aurora, CO (2014-2015)

  • Advised on formula ingredients & on individual herbs to carry

The Stress Company, Aurora, CO (2015)

  • Advised on formula ingredients

Osadha Teas, Durango, CO (2010-2014)

  • Developed and blended functional line of organic teas for distribution to cafes, markets and for sale at local farmer’s market.
  • Developed and blended medicinal teas for Pura Vida Healthcare, Durango, CO

Parisa Tea, San Francisco, CA (2008-2010)

  • Developed and produced functional line of organic teas for distribution to cafes, markets and for sale in my own cafe


I feel that sharing knowledge and experience is an important part of being an herbalist.  Teaching can be in the form of a personalized wellness consultation or in a formal class, herb walk, or workshop.  I have taught for various organizations and can offer short, single classes, a class series or workshop for your school/business/organization.  Live online or in person.  Contact me for more information.

I teach/have taught for the following organizations:

Berkeley Herbal Center, CA

Albuquerque Herbalism, NM

The Forager’s Path School of Botanical Studies, AZ

Fort Lewis College, CO

The Good Medicine Confluence Annual Conference, CO

The Discovery Museum, CO

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico, NM

The Native Plant Festival, AZ

WholeExpo, CO

Blueprints of Hope – Living Fully with and beyond cancer

Durango Garden Club, CO

Durango Seniors Outdoors, CO

Cortez Garden Club, CO

Pura Vida Healthcare, CO

Natural Grocers, CO

Meet the Doulas & Midwives Night, CO

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