Erin Vanhee, LMT, Herbalist

Primary Instructor/Director of Herbal Studies

Erin Vanhee teaches from a decades long relationship with plants and herbal medicine. Erin grew up in the Upper Skagit region of the Cascade foothills. Many of her wildcrafted harvests are from areas she has tended for years. Erin's experience as herbalist includes commercial grower, herb shop owner, medicine maker, wildcrafter and teacher.

Erin's training in the art of bonesetting and the wisdom of the bones has brought her herbal practice to another level and she is excited to integrate the two in the Certification course as well as in her private practice.

Erin is currently studying with Matthew Wood and Sean Donahue in their Advanced Clinical Practitioner Program at the Portland School of Herbal Wisdom. 


Kelly Ann Nickerson

.Co teacher for the Northwest Herbal Apprenticeship

Kelly has a passion for life that includes herbs and natural health. Born and raised in Anacortes, Washington, her most beloved medicinal and edible plants are those from the Pacific Northwest region. Kelly is passionate about teaching others about bringing herbal medicine into their life` meeting the plants where they are at. Kelly brings the science and art of herbalism alive through her training in botany, herbal constituents and herbal actions and her eyes light up when she talks about testing so that's a welcome change to the program!

Kelly earned her MS in Horticulture and BS in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University.She trains with elder herbalists in the region including Ryan Drum, Ph.D. and is working towards being a registered herbalist through the American Herbalist Guild