Teachers + training


 Cheré Suzette Bergeron,

“Lineage is both important for me to name, and impossible to track.”
-adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy


My first and most influential teachers have been + continue to be:
the land,

our plant + animal kin,

my body,
my ancestors,
my past + future ancestor self,
+ my community.

Training, teachers, certification, and licenses

October 2021

August 2021

August 2021

August 2021

July 2021

January - March 2021

November - December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

2019 - present

2019 - 2020

August 2019

Summer 2019

July 2019


May 2019

April 2019

2017 - 2018

Fall 2018

May 2019

2017 - 2018

2017 - 2018

2016 - 2018

Summer 2016

December 2016


August 2016

Fall 2011

Summer 2015

2006 - 2009


2010 - present

Lexie Smith of Bread on Earth

Intuitive Bread Baking: decentralizing + re-centering our dough
Through Herban Cura

Geo Edwards of Nu Healing Arts + Shabina Lafeur-Gangji of Seed, Soil + Spirit
The African Roots of Herbal Energetics: Exploring the Impact and Legacy of Medicine from the Nile Valley

Justin Robinson of Country Gentleman Cooks + Earthseed Land Co-op
Ethnobotany of Southern Foods: How Botany + Conquest Intersect at the Table

Tim Clemons of Ironwood Foraging
Beginner Mushroom Hunting

Karen Bond
Nurse Herbalism / Nurse Herbalist Certificate

​Lara Veleda Vesta
Living Ancestral Connection

Tricia Hersey of The Nap Ministry
Rest As a Portal of Healing
Virtual Workshop via Minneapolis Institute of Art

Daniela Reul of Teo Drinks / Kasa Teo
Fermentation Basics

Through Herban Cura

Kari Tauring
Nordic Root Work + Traditions in the Mind, Body, + Spirit:
Dance, Runes, Boundaries, Soul Healing, Dreamwork

​Tanya Tresher
Beginning Norsk Language​
Mindekerkin Norwegian Lutheran Church Culture + Language Programs

Molly Glasgow of Point Acupressure
Acupressure Neck + Shoulder Release for Bodyworkers

marlee grace
Creativity + Permission

​Dru Ish
Astrology Living Room Sessions

Portland School of Astrology
1st Year Astro-Empowerment Program

adrienne maree brown + cohort of co-facilitators
​Emergent Strategy Immersion

Registered Nurse (RN) + Public Health (PHN) Licensure

Master of Nursing Program
University of Minnesota

The Death Midwife
Death Midwifery Training + Initiation

Heartwood Institute of Integrative Medicine
Craniosacral Therapy Training and Certification

Adagio Holistic Therapies
​Cupping Massage

Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine
Master Clinical Herbalism Program

(3,000 hours of herbal studies, including 700 hours of clinical herbal practice)

Toi Scott, Queering Herbalism
​Herbal Freedom School of the School of Liberation & Healing Medicine

Molly Glasgow + Ricardo Levins Morales
Restoring Power: Trauma + Resilience for Organizers​

Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra, Cultural Wellness Center
& Millicent Simenson, Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming

The JJ Way® - Commonsense Childbirth Community Outreach Perinatal Educator & Doula Training | Certification

Previously trained through DONA (September 2011) & certified (2014 - 2017)

Martin Bulgerin of the BioPsciences Institute

Jessie Belden of The Medicine Tree
Herbal Roots Apprenticeship

Okogyeamon + Margery Otto
ASDIC (Antiracism Study Dialogue Circles) Metamorphosis

Jim & Cecelia Jayme

Herbalism & Spirituality

2010 to present

Bachelor of Arts
University of Minnesota Duluth

Majors: Women's, Gender, + Sexuality Studies + International Studies
Minors: Political Science, + Spanish
Senior Capstones: Feminist Solidarity Studies + Serbian Women in Black’s Peace Activism as Subversion of Gender Roles in Defiance of Nationalism + Empire.
Primary Mentors, Professors, + Advisors:
Beth Bartlett Susana Pelayo-Woodward

David ‘Niib’ Aubid
Beginning Ojibwe Language
University of Minnesota Duluth