Molly was born and raised in Fresno, California and comes from a long line of folks who worked with the land. Family members always had tomatoes, basil, rosemary, and much more growing in their yards and farms. With an undergraduate degree in Sociology from UCSC, a Masters in Teaching from Emory University in Atlanta, a Permaculture Design Certificate, and a background as a Master Gardener, she has always been drawn to building communities, whether that be in the classroom or in the field. She had been a middle school teacher, a program coordinator, a director of after school programming, and executive director and founding member of a non-profit dedicated to supporting school gardens. In every one of these previous jobs, she focused on connecting people to their own health as well as the health of their community and the planet.
For the past fifteen years, Molly has taken classes in herbal medicine both through Rosemary Gladstar’s acclaimed online home study course and the California School of Herbal Studies, as well as a number of herbal courses taught by Annabella De Mattei. Most recently, she has completed the Foundations and Therapeutics courses at the Ohlone Herbal Center. She is currently seeing clients in the 1st year student clinic at Ohlone. She continues to delight in learning all the different ways plants and people can live together in symbiosis.