October 20, 2020
I was a self-taught practicing herbalist in the early 90's. In 1998 I had an opportunity to sit a one-year apprenticeship with Salandrea from the Mustard Seed in Portsmouth NH. As I sat this apprenticeship, I only had more questions than answers. In order to get some answers, I decided to go to college to learn more about how herbs and the body work together. In 2005 I started at the University of New England as a pre-med student, after some self discovery I got a degree in behavioral neuroscience.
At UNE I learned about the body, and the brain as hardware. I discovered I had a passion and talent for scientific research and asking good questions. After graduation from UNE in 2010 I went to the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology to study the brain as software and how the body and the brain work together in a research and education PhD program.
In 2019 I approached Ashlee Robbins with the crazy idea of blending basic science and traditional healing modalities and then to teach these to professional clinicians, hobby herbalists and professional clinical herbalists. I look forward to what we are going to bring to the world in the world’s greatest collaboration; Science and Traditional Healing.
October 13, 2020
Gwen is the Executive Director and founder of WyldWoodz Wilderness Retreat, Inc. The retreat is a non-profit charity organization, recognized as a 501c3 foundation. Gwen is a reality t.v. celebrity seen on the hit show Naked and Afraid on the Discovery Channel, her episode can be seen on Season 10, episode 6, titled “Baked Alaskan”. Gwen has been an avid outdoorsman for over 40 years with specialized training in winter survival, search and rescue techniques, high angle rescue operations, cave rescue, white water survival and rescue, mountain survival, wilderness medicine, and avalanche rescue. Gwen is a certified instructor with previous certifications as a paramedic, firefighter, search and rescue technician, and police officer. With over 40 years of experience living and working in Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico and Idaho, Gwen brings a distinct and energetic teaching style to Wyldwoodz Wilderness Retreat. She is enthusiastic about helping others learn and adapting to their environments. She is also a peer support advocate for The Wounded Blue, a national organization for wounded police officers.
WYLDWOODZ Mission statement:
We strive to provide the highest caliber outdoor experience to those seeking a remote Alaskan wilderness adventure.
We provide an immersive experience where you can find peace, adventure and learn wilderness survival skills while you stay at Wyldwoodz Wilderness Retreat.
Peer support, daily activities and educational opportunities await you! Wyldwoodz Wilderness Retreat was founded to assist military veterans and first responders that have been wounded physically, mentally and/or emotionally who are on the road to recovery and are seeking peace.
September 21, 2020
Wanda Stewart is avid angler who has a mission to help women get out on the water!
September 15, 2020
Chrissy is from Kentucky and loves the outdoors. She noticed ton's of trash outdoors and she sprung into action. She is inspiring people across the globe to clean one piece of trash at a time! Her group where it all started: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1096407040732160/?ref=br_rs