Thomas Easley is co-author of Modern Herbal Medicine: The Practical Herbal Reference for Everyone and founder of the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. He is a clinical herbalist and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. Thomas integrates modern science and traditional Western herbalism into a unified and systematic approach to health and healing. He uses herbs from all over the world, including Ayuveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, but focuses on the deep and rich tradition of Western herbalism. Thomas emphasizes using foods as primary medicine and uses intensive diets as well as stress reduction techniques, nutritional supplements, and exercise to help people achieve their health goals. Thomas believes that herbal medicine has the potential to change the world. Unfortunately, much of what is taught about herbs and supplements is driven by marketing and is not based in tradition or science. Thomas’s approach draws on his extensive clinical experience, which spans 12 years of full-time practice and over 10,000 clients.
Terrie is an ardent outdoorswoman, and a lover of plants and all things natural. While she uses plants as medicine, she believes that the conservation of these plants comes first. Her passion is to help reconnect people to their natural environment through outdoor recreation, hands-on activities, environmental projects, and contemplative studies. She believes that the path of health and wellness starts with the ability to connect to the natural world around you with respect and admiration. Terrie has been in several management positions and worked as a counselor and advisor at EYA, and director of the S.I.T. program at Gwynn Valley Camp.
Lindsey Ann Feldpausch is a nature-based mamma, an avid medicine maker, and a gracious wild crafter. Trained in the art of western herbalism, she believes in the healing powers of plants and our innate abilities to tap into this knowledge. Lindsey began her formal education during her clinical apprenticeship with Thomas Easley, learning the ways of consultation, assessment, and so much more. She continued on in an intensive program with Jim McDonald, diving even deeper into the world of energetics and native intelligence of plants. Currently, she is an assistant instructor to Thomas in his clinical program through the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine.
Brian Feldpausch is a well-seasoned chef and long-standing industry professional. He has put in many working hours in a professional kitchen environment; this has gained him a knowledgeable and creative approach to working with food. Over this time Brian has developed a special understanding of limited-ingredient diets and allergies. A love of food and food quality drives Brian in his daily culinary ventures. He believes fresh ingredients are exciting and that working with the pure natural state of food inspires and challenges him to present them in the best way possible. To him, cooking is a craft, and he works with these tools and raw materials to build something sustainable and beautiful. Brian considers himself to be a craftsman of the culinary field, as he strives to work with the local landscape to create new and exciting dishes.
Steven Horne is professional member and recent past president of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) and a professional member of the International Iridology Practitioner’s Association (IIPA). He has served on the board of directors of both organizations. An herbalist, natural health teacher, author, and consultant, his work has taken him all over the United States and Canada and to several foreign countries, including Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, England and Mainland China to share this wealth of knowledge. He has spoken at HerbFest, Whole Foods Expo, Clayton College’s annual conference, AHG’s annual symposium, and numerous conventions and conferences. Students find what he teaches is practical and easy to understand and apply. Steven is the founder Kether One, Inc. and Tree of Light Publishing.