After college, I spent 3 years in Guatemala, researching the reproduction of Mangrove trees. A Masters degree in plant ecology followed. I worked as a naturalist on wilderness expeditions, and as a Forest Service Ecology Tech. Chinese Medicine school and 25 years of practicing herbal medicine in a clinic I share with my wife Laurie in Nelson B.C. has allowed me to deepen and expand my relationship with plants. Now, I'm wildcrafting , growing a permaculture garden , making and prescribing medicine mixing local and Chinese herbs. My own healing journey has allowed me to open up to plant and human communication on a level I only imagined before.