I am passionate about plants, people, food, nutrition and health. I believe that leading a healthy and happy life equates to preventative medicine and contributes towards optimum health. Following a short career in catering and hospitality, I decided to pursue a more fulfilling path combining my interest in nutrition with working with plant medicine. I began my degree in Herbal Medicine at the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine in Glasgow. During this time I qualified with a diploma in Holistic Massage and a Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy.
I also studied nutrition, organic growing, practical pharmacy and plant identification. Following the School's closure in 2010, I transferred to the University of East London where I graduated in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine.
I I live and run my herbal medicine practice and foraging teaching business from Lochaline, a remote village in the West Highlands of Scotland. Along with my partner we run a smallholding together where we raise livestock naturally, grow food and medicinal herbs for use in my clinic. I have a keen interest in cooking and nutrition, growing plants, raising animals naturally and making medicines. I am on the allotments committee in Lochaline (Community Land Association Morvern). I find much value in community projects.
Other interests include long walks with my two Jack Russell terriers, yoga, friends and music.