Howie Brounstein is the co-owner and a primary instructor of the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. He has taught botany, herbalism, and wildcrafting extensively for decades, including such herbal establishments as the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. Howie has a clinical practice in Eugene, Oregon.


Steven Yeager is trained as a field botanist and wild harvester. Steven is QA/QC Director at Mountain Rose Herbs where he oversees laboratory operations including their identity program as well as assuring GMP and FSMA compliance. He serves on many board of directors, including the American Herbal Products Association, AHPA’s Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals, United Plant Savers, and the Native Plant Society of Oregon. Steven is co-owner of the Columbines School of Botanical Studies in Eugene, Oregon and has been an instructor with the school since 1997. 


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