Marisa is a Naturopathic Doctor & Registered Herbalist (AHG) with expertise in the education and clinical applications of herbal medicine. She received her medical training from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, where she is currently Chair of the Botanical Medicine Department while maintaining a private clinical practice in Vancouver, BC. She is widely recognized for creating the free online herbal resource TheNaturopathicHerbalist.com, and is co-author of "The Botanical Medicine Manual" which both intend to serve as reliable sources of botanical information while encouraging the holistic perspectives inherent to herbalism. Considered a passionate educator, Marisa believes in the body’s innate capacity to heal when provided with the ancient knowledge & foundational therapeutic potential of plant medicine in all its forms.
I respectfully acknowledge that I live, work and play in the unceded territories of the Coast Salish people with the intention to honor these lands and their inhabitants.