Hi, I'm Nick! In my work as a clinical herbalist, I seek to make connections between individuals and the natural world. I'm interested in local plants both that grow wild and that can be cultivated close to home. I see making that connection to the natural world around us an important part of the healing process that betters both people and the environment itself.
I can offer support for many health challenges with herbs, and am particularly interested in mental and emotional health, including helping those with intellectual disabilities or developmental disorders. This interest has been developed though years of practicing mindfulness meditation as well as working in the social work field in Burlington.
I've been learning about herbs since 2009. I began becoming interested in herbalism some years before, when a friend of mine told me about a humble little plant called plantain. Plantain (not the fruit...) grows pretty much everywhere that people are, has many uses including wound healing and reducing inflammation, and is not even recognized by most people in the U.S. To learn about that plant was amazing! It was like a door to a little known world was cracked open. The more I learned, the more I realized just how bountiful were the gifts the plant world has to offer. So began my journey...
My education has included completing a three-year clinical herbalist training program at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (VCIH) in Montpelier, VT. This program is nationally known as one of the most rigorous herbal training programs in the U.S. My learning there, including seeing clients in the school's student clinic, was absolutely incredible experience and I am very grateful for the VCIH teachers including Guido Mase, Larken Bunce, Betzy Bancroft, Julie Mitchell and Iris Gage!
My herbal education has included the following:
Tryon Life Community Farm - Internship 2009
Herb Pharm - Internship 2010
Northeast School of Botanical Medicine - Community Herbalism Intensive 2011
Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism - Clinical Herbalist Training Program 2014-2016
I sincerely love talking with people about herbs, so whatever questions you have, please be in touch!