Bethany holds a Master of Science degree in Therapeutic Herbalism, a Master of Arts degree in Health & Wellness Coaching and a Post Master’s Certificate in Clinical Herbalism from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She also spent three years training under David Winston at DWCHS, in his Therapeutics and Clinical Herbalism programs, covering the healing philosophies, history, methods, and herbal Materia Medica for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and Unani, Native American & Cherokee, African, Middle Eastern & European cultures. Additional studies @ DWCHS included Southeastern/ Native American traditions, intro to field botany, phyto-chemistry of medicinal plants, therapeutic use of nutritional supplements, herbal pharmacy, diagnostics, case studies and extensive formulation utilizing the triune system.
Bethany is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, RH(AHG). Her training integrates traditional herbal wisdom and modern scientific knowledge.
In addition, Bethany spent 30 years in the architectural field working as a licensed commercial Interior Designer. She holds both WELL AP (denotes expertise in the WELL Building Standard and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities), and LEED AP credentials (leadership in energy and environmental design). She was Director of Healthcare Interiors for over a decade with a Baltimore Architectural firm, designing hospitals & healthcare environments, infusing biophilic elements & philosophies along side clinical, technical & building code compliance requirements. She was a lead team member in the design of University of Maryland Medical Center's 52 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), in Baltimore, Maryland among many other projects throughout her design career.
Bethany was also Design Director for a long-standing design firm in Baltimore where she elevated the design team through coaching & mentoring and enhanced the level of design production through quality review of designs, details, architectural construction drawings & building code compliance.
Bethany's guiding force is to cultivate personal, community and ecological health by making conscious, informed decisions and by working from a systems method of thinking, combining conceptual & analytical thinking alongside, curiosity, compassion and observation of patterns & cycles. She draws from her background in designing and creating positive environments, clinical herbalism, health & wellness coaching, as an urban gardener, artist & parent. She has observed and experienced the healing power of design, nature, yoga and nutrition and strives to be a positive change agent utilizing these modalities. She approach's daily life from an optimistic, collaborative and wellness based model.
On most days Bethany can be found gardening or designing and building things at her urban "farm" or working in her apothecary.
She also enjoys reading, kayaking, hiking & spending time with her husband, three sons and dog Zeena.