Christopher Rodgers is co-founder and operations manager of Radicle Herb Shop. He is enrolled in Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism and the distant-learning program at the North American Institute of American Herbalism. Chris hopes to use his training as a clinical herbalist and his own empirical lessons to assist others on their path to explore new ways to optimize health and well-being.
Prior to discovering herbal medicine, Chris spent his childhood in rural New Jersey working on the family farm and on his own adventures exploring the local pine forests. Later in his youth, he became inspired to engage in the various schools of plant studies and soon after began his Brooklyn-based gardening business. It is when he introduced to herbal medicine and his time spent with a local herbalist in Talent, Oregon that a new passion arose and his enthusiasm truly blossomed..
Dana Perry spent most of her childhood building homes for resident fairies (and other small woodland creatures) in rural north Idaho. More formal education in Sociology permeates her current work with plants, highlighting the importance of micro and macro social institutions and their impact on personal experience. She believes that herbs allow humans to be unique and whole beings, not a series of broken parts to be remedied bit by bit - and without regard to mind, spirit, personal and sociocultural identity. She also is a freelance writer for various nonprofit organizations, individual artists and small businesses, though currently she's just been writing a lot about plants. She holds an M.A. in Sociology from The New School and is currently studying clinical herbalism at ArborVitae in NYC. www.danamperry.com
Marina Buksov, a.k.a. Dr. Marina Book, is a registered Doctor of Pharmacy, Health Coach/Nutritionist, and lifelong learner of the healing arts. She is currently studying at Arbor Vitae Traditional School of Herbalism in New York, and also learning functional nutrition under Andrea Nakayama. Marina hopes to use her pharmacy knowledge in an integrative approach to healing a person holistically, using the least invasive and most natural means possible; customized for individual needs and to achieve a state of balanced well-being.
Marina is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others, and can be reached via her health/wellness website called RawFork.com.
When she is not studying, Marina likes to dance, paint, and make various concoctions (tea blends, meals, DIY projects).
Maeve Carver is an herbalist, youth facilitator, community organizer, and musician. She was born and raised in New York City and is passionate about holistic community health and wellness. She uses herbalism as a tool to empower herself and others to re-connect with nature, to inspire a sense of interconnectedness, and to understand our own individual health through this lens of communal wellness. She is a graduate of the Arborvitae School of Traditional Herbalism and is a practicing herbalist in NYC. For more information about her practice, check out her website and blog at www.maevecarver.com
The way that Nick first discovered herbal medicine was primarily spiritual in nature.
Growing up Europe, in Ireland then Spain, he was introduced to spirituality in public schools, which were by default Catholic. Not having been raised with any form of spirituality at home, he found the concept of the Trinity intriguing, especially the Holy Ghost, so he spent a lot of time thinking about an all encompassing life force. On one such meditation, watching a elm tree from his balcony in Spain, he saw the wind become a vital energy passing through people, plants, animals and the earth passing between one and another flowing, like water.
It is this connection to the earth that led him to herbal medicine.
Now he is helping clients to achieve optimal health and unlock their potential using herbal medicine, diet and mindfulness exercises to help them on their way.
It is of supreme importance to take hold of your health, and he is there to help you do that!
Emma Rose Tuttleman-Kriegler is an enthusiastic student of nature and traditional medicine. She wants to empower you to take ownership of the pathway to your own healing. Emma is pursuing professional degrees in clinical traditional herbalism at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City and horticultural therapy at the New York Botanical Gardens. She brings innovative nature-based therapy programs and traditional medicine workshops to into educational, healthcare and social service settings. Emma’s clinical focuses are on stress reduction, sexual and reproductive support, emotional and physical pain, and food recommendations to reduce system-wide inflammation and improve your digestion.
Emma Rose became interested in traditional medicine as a Gender and Sexuality Studies major looking for forms of resistance to the erasure of folk medical wisdom. She witnessed her mother pass away from a brain tumor in her early 20s. From there, Emma learned how to provide transitional support through major life events like puberty, aging, birth, death and trauma using herbs, bodywork, rituals, nature therapy, and mindfulness. She hopes to become a doula and offers volunteers as a backup full spectrum doula. Emma Rose won’t turn anyone away and she looks forward to helping you with your health care needs at Radicle Herb Shop.
In her free time, Emma Rose enjoys kickboxing, yoga, forest bathing in Prospect Park, and spending time with her cat.
Visit her website: Emmaroseherbals.com