My Story


Greetings plant lovers, I’m Mary. I currently live on Washoe land here in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Sierras are my birthplace and my greatest teachers. After years of struggling with chronic disease in my early 20’s, I was led to begin my work as a Vitalist practitioner. I found myself at the crisis of my own healing, wanting to support my body deeper and more fully. I was called back to nature. Through my reconnection to the earth and its beings, I found myself in a place of tremendous growth. This journey of growth has inspired me to share my passion for cultivating Vitality through the healing power of nature with others. I honor the Earth, my family, my ancestors and my teachers, for helping to guide me to become a healer.

I am fortunate to have attended the National University of Natural Medicine, where I received a degree in Integrative Health. I have additionally completed trainings and advanced education in the areas of pelvic health, flower essences, nutrition, Gastrointestinal (Gut) health, qi gong and sustainable and ethical wild harvesting. I also attended the Acorn School of Medical Herbalism where I was fortunate to learn from Heather Luna, and Paul Bergner under the foundations of Western Herbalism and Vitalism. 

I practice here in the Sierras as an herbalist and vitalist practitioner, where much of my work is dedicated to connecting with the land and making medicine for the people. I also enjoy teaching classes here locally in the greater Reno area, and working with clients one on one for wellness consultations. My roots run deep in the Sierra Nevadas , and my intention is to continue to form connections with the land I inhabit, while supporting and helping to guide the ones that share space on this land with me. 

Please visit my consultation page to find out more about how I can support your healing path.