Ashley is a deeply nurturing and compassionate health enthusiast and clinical herbalist. Her love for the natural world started at an early age, leading her to attain a B.S. in Environmental Soil Science from the University of Missouri. Shortly after completing her degree, she set off on a year- long vision quest to live closely to the earth and discover her love of traditional medicines. In her travels, she lived and tended to the permaculture gardens at the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram, obtained her Reiki I and II certification, and studied traditional women’s wellness medicine at the Hidden Garden Ethnobotanical Sanctuary in Costa Rica. It was in this time that Ashley found healing in her own life from years of female reproductive discomforts and emotional stress.
Upon moving to Sonoma County, she pursued a two-year intensive in herbalism at the California School of Herbal Studies. In the latter year, she dove deeply into the world of clinical herbal medicine therapeutics. From here, she studied clinical ayurvedic medicine at the dhyana Center where she completed the Ayurvedic Clinical Foundations Program. Currently, Ashley is in the process of becoming a Registered Nurse. Her hope is to become a Holistic Nurse Practitioner with the aspiration of providing accessible, integrative, and holistic health care in our more conventional medical system. Ashley truly believes that by tuning in and listening to the rhythms and seasons of our bodies we can return to a place of balance and wellness.
She is overjoyed to be a part of Farmacopia's incredibly caring staff and to be a part of their mission to bring well-being to all.