A Registered Herbalist [RH (AHG)] by the American Herbalist Guild, Lisa gives wellness consultations in person and by phone. She has more than 30 years experience as an R.N., and so understands both the allopathic and alternative modes of healing. Lisa gives tours, lectures, teaches, and speaks publicly at herb festivals and garden clubs around the country.

  • Certified as a Native American Herbal Medicine Practitioner by the American Herbalists Guild, currently the only peer-review organization in the United States for professional herbalists.
  • Medicine Woman of the Turtle Clan of the Tihanama Nation
  • Medicine speaker for the Tihanama and Western Cherokee Nations
  • Graduate of the Therapeutic Herbalism course in European herbal medicine presented by David L. Hoffmann, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.N.I.M.H. 1995
  • Holds an Associates Degree in Nursing from Montgomery College of Takoma Park, Maryland
  • Practiced clinical nursing for 30 years in Emergency, Critical Care, and Family Practice Medicine Guest lecturer at Tennessee Technical University and Western Kentucky University
  • Invited reviewer of herbal texts for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
  • Author of: “The Simple Book of Herbs” Published 1995, Revised edition 2014, ISBN: 978-0-9909884-1-0 and “Herbal Adventures with Native Americans” Published 2019, ISBN: 978-0-9909884-2-7
  • Apprenticed 5 years with an Eastern Cherokee Medicine Man
  • Apprenticed 1 year with a Shoshone Medicine Woman
  • Apprenticed 1 year with a Tihanama Medicine Man
  • Educational Director of the annual Folk Medicine Festival of Boiling Springs, TN 1992-1998
  • Featured on PBS on the show Volunteer Gardener: Medicinal Herbs: Lisa’s Greenhouse & Gardens | Volunteer Gardener