About Our Herbalists

What was just a guest teacher here and there is now a growing list or regular staff.  We work hard to find talented, compassionate and authentic people dedicated to green path.  Not only do they know their herbs very well, but show leadership in our community.  Every single instructor is committed to offering their wisdom and experience to grow the greatest herbalists we can.  Please take some time to get to know our teachers by clicking on their names.

Nicole Telkes

Founder and Director

Nicole is a practicing herbalist and nature lover.  She has gathered berries, mushrooms and plants since she was a child.  In 2003, she founded the Wildflower School, centering her offerings around bioregional herbalism, deep ecology, and community activism.  She grows, wildcrafts, stewards, gathers, prepares, and sees clients.  At the school she is teaches part of all programs offered and manages both the curriculum and clinics.  Nicole has a passion for plants and education and believes that we can help shape the world into a healthier place by putting a herbalist in every home. She is Registered Herbalist with the AHG and one of the Fire Cider 3,  who founded Traditions not Trademarks.

Read More About Nicole Here


Core Instructors and Staff for Programs


Andrew Mozley

Clinical Herbalist& Operations

Teaches in the Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Studies, Student Clinic (bio coming soon)

Caroline Caswell

Garden Herbalist and Artist

Teaches Introductory Classes and Plant Walks

Catherine Martinez

Activist Herbalist, Traditional Healing

Coordinates the Introductory Program and helps in Intermediate Studies


Esther Schroeder

Native of Venezuela Esther brings her deep knowledge of Yoga, Alchemy and Herbalism to the classroom.


Nicole Finkelstein

East-West Herbalist and Farmer

Teaches Beginning,Intermediate and Advanced Classes and leads the Internship

Danielle Bauman

Business and Admissions

Jenny Perez


Teaches Intermediate classes in Permaculture and Herbal Pharmacy

Guest Herbalists


Margi Flint

The Practicing Herbalist

Earthsong Herbals

Marblehead MA



Karyn Sanders

Blue Otter


Erika Galantin

Sovereignty Herbs


Paul Bergner

Medical Herbalism Journal




Matt Wood


Mary Ayodele



Will Morris

Medical Astrologer & Chinese Medicine Pulse Specialist

Teaches Advanced Classes in Tongue and Pulse


Sue Sierraulpe

Clinical Director of Occupy Medical.  Sue joins us online Livestream and in classes in the PNW regarding first aid and clinic organizing.


Charlotte Kikel

Nutritionist Herbalist

Teaches Nutrition and Clinical Skills in the Advanced Clinical Program