Lisa began studying herbs in the Wise Woman Tradition back in 1986 and fell profoundly in love with medicinal plants and natural healing. While studying wildcrafting and medicine-making with traditional herbalists from New England to the Appalachian Mountains over the next decade, she began creating herbal products and traveled the festival circuit with an herb booth and as a workshop presenter.
In 1997 Lisa decided to study botany, chemistry, and health sciences at UNC-Asheville, and graduated summa cum laude with several awards in chemistry and biology. Lisa combines a deep understanding of traditional, Vitalist herbalism with a scientifically-integrated and holistic approach to natural health.
Lisa founded and still teaches at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, was an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacognosy at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and has lectured and taught classes at numerous schools and conferences around the world. She is the author of Herbal Constituents, 2nd Ed., the standard textbook of phytochemistry for herbalists. Lisa currently teaches a distance learning course on herbal constituents for practitioners through the Herbal Medics Academy and develops formulas for herbal products companies.