Maryann is a settler of Ukrainian and English descent living on the territories of the Lekwungen speaking people (aka Victoria, B.C.).
Her education includes BSc. (Biology/UBC), Cytogenetics Technologist (BCIT), Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma (Dominion Herbal College), and Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training. She is grateful to her teachers Rob MacDonald, Netta Zebroff, Michael Moore, Jasmyn Clift, her grandma, herbal clients and students. She teaches and supervises clinic at Dominion Herbal College and at the Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies.
She spends her time in the clinic, teaching, and as a climate justice activist. She also harvests and makes medicine on her parents certified organic farm, on unceded Secwepemc territory (aka Lone Butte, B.C.).
Maryann is grateful to have spent 14 years working at the best herbal job ever – the BC Compassion Club Wellness Centre. A not-for-profit clinic that provides financially accessible herbal medicine. Each year, the Wellness Centre provides hundreds of low-cost herbal appointments and donates over $30, 000 in herbs and supplements.