Maria Noël Groves



Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG), registered clinical herbalist, runs Wintergreen Botanicals Herbal Clinic and Education Center, nestled in the pine forests of New Hampshire. She has been working with herbs for more than 20 years, is certified by Michael Moore’s Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, completed studies at Sage Mountain, Heartsong Farm, and Lichenwood Herbals, and is a registered professional herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild. Maria devotes her business to education and empowerment via classes, health consultations, and writing with the foundational belief that good health grows in nature. She is the author of the award-winning, bestselling 2016 Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care and the 2019 Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies: How to Create A Customized Herb Garden. She is also a regular contributor to Herb Quarterly and other holistic publications and a guest instructor for the Herbal Academy, Maryland University of Integrative Health, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She’s the founder and past president of the New Hampshire Herbal Network.

KP Khalsa




Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, A.D., D.N.-C., R.H., is an herbalist, nutritionist, yoga teacher and educator who has been making holistic health approaches palatable to the modern mind for over 40 years. His latest book, The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs, co-authored with Michael Tierra, brings to life Ayurveda in an understandable and practical way. Khalsa is a founding faculty in the Ayurvedic Sciences program at Bastyr University, and a faculty member in the Botanical Medicine Department at the National College of Natural Medicine, where he trains naturopathic medical students, and teaches Ayurveda. He is also a frequent contributor to mainstream and professional publications in the natural healing field, and is a contributing editor to Let’s Live, The Herb Quarterly, and Great Life. He is president emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, and director emeritus of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

Anna Mezger-Sieg Bradley has dedicated her life to connecting herself and others to nature through the art of nature awareness. She is a clinical herbalist, ethnobotanist, musician, indigenous skills enthusiast, and mentor. She began her formal training in herbalism in 2010 and began studying with the Columbines School of Botanical Studies in 2011, where she is now the acting Clinical Director. She has a particular passion for herbal first aid and has acted as camp healer/first aid at many adult and children’s outdoor programs. Anna has been a member of the herbalist and triage team with Occupy Medical for several years. In 2009, she co-founded a nonprofit called Whole Earth Nature School that connects children in the Eugene area to nature. Through her education with Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracker School, she has a specific interest in uses of plants other than food and medicine such has basketry, cordage, fire making, and enjoys bringing other plant uses into her workshops and plant walks. Anna has led and taught plant walks and herbal workshops in the Eugene area for over 10 years, including Mount Pisgah’s Wildflower Festival.




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 our 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.