Lisa-Marie is a clinical herbalist and holistic wellness practitioner trained in Western Herbalism. She strives to help living creatures — both humans and pets — feel better and live well. She spent much of her adult career working in the technology field, observing others and personally living the ill effects of stress on the body, mind, and soul in corporate America. She was also witness to everyday obstacles and stressors placed upon families with special-needs children through her work with organizations that provided services to children on the autism spectrum. Her passion for plants and the desire to help people like herself deal with stress, overcome related illness and disorders, and obtain well-being, led her to the Ohlone Herbal Center.
Lisa-Marie attended the Ohlone Center’s Apprenticeship and Clinical Internship programs, and is now a member of Ohlone’s faculty, teaching classes, seeing clients, and supervising the first-year clinical team. She also has her own holistic health practice in Danville, CA. She is a passionate animal advocate, volunteering her time in local animal rescues in Contra Costa County. She believes that herbal therapy can make a positive impact in the lives of pets just as it does for humans. She is also a member of the American Herbalist Guild and the Herb Society of America, Northern California unit.