Professional Experience

Curriculum Vitae

My professional engagements are outlined below. An important aspect of any professional’s bona fides are their internships and apprenticeships.  For a full recap of all of my internship experience, read about it on the blog. Take a look at my academic portfolio to learn more about some of my formal coursework and the things I learned.

Past Workshops and Classes:

Cold Process Soapmaking
April 26, 2019 3:30 pm
Eastern Shore Food Lab, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland

Demonstration of soapmaking with sustainable ingredients. Students used lard sourced from other projects in their food lab to make soaps.

Making herbal gifts for the holidays
November 18, 2018
Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland

Students were able to actively participate and get hands-on with the demonstrations while discovering how simple it is to make herbal bath salts, sugar scrubs, infused culinary oils, and basic balms. Students took home their creations and the skills to recreate them.

Cold Comfort: Herbs to Aid Immunity during Cold and Flu Season
October 20, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D.C., Visitor Center classroom

Demonstration and discussion on making syrups, teas, and other herbal preparations that fortify and nourish the immune system during the winter months. Participants were able to taste and take home various items.

Herbal Salves: They’re the Balm!
August 11, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
U.S. National Arboretum, Washington D.C., Visitor Center classroom

Demonstration of salve making with herbal infused oils. Discussion included the healing properties of various oils and herbs, infusion methods, storage, and safety concerns. Participants were able to compare various hand-crafted salves (made in advance) and take home jars of salve made in class.

Herbal Bitters: Sweeter than You Think!
August 4, 2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
U.S. National Arboretum, Washington D.C., National Herb Garden

Created handcrafted artisanal bitters to demonstrate and share with the public. Provided information and answered questions about the benefits of bitter herbs from jazzing up cocktails to aiding digestion after a heavy meal. This program was part of the Under the Arbor series at the U.S. National Arboretum, run by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service.

Medicine Making in the Woods
April 28, 2018: 10:00 am – 1 pm.
Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland

Led students through a three hour herb walk where we discussed botanical identification, ethical harvesting, and medicinal and ethnobotanical use.

Private workshop for students of Washington College.  You can view the highlight reel on my blog.