BKin, Dip. Phyt., RHT
Krista is a Medical Herbalist in private practice in Victoria, BC balancing her private practice as a faculty member at Pacific Rim College, teaching courses in herbal medicine and medicine making, along with supervising clinical training. Krista is passionate about medicine making and has a full dispensary created 95% from herbs she has grown or from tinctures she has made herself from either percolations or macerations. Ethical wild-harvesting, cultivation, and developing those intimate relationships with plants fuels her spirit and her practice.
Krista is passionate about hormonal health, particularly with reproductive empowerment, thyroid & adrenal imbalances, and approaches this clinical focus with individualized, natural treatments with a focus on education with the use of herbs, diet and supplements.Krista has spoken at the Kootenay Herb Conference in 2016 & 2018, with Colleen Emery’s Mentorship Program in Winlaw, the Herb Gathering on Vancouver Island in 2017, American Herbalist Guild in 2019, offered a combined practitioner intensive workshop with Bev Maya in the Winter of 2018 & 2019 at Pacific Rim College and will be speaking at the Canadian Herb Conference in 2020. Krista continues to offer through Pacific Rim College Online a three part online course on Menstrual Cycle Tracking and Herbal Medicine for the general public and for practitioners.
Krista maintains a professional membership with the British Columbia Herbalist’s Association (BCHA) and is actively involved with this organization as a member of the Board of Directors. She is also actively involved in the People’s Apothecary, a community Herbal Medicine garden located in Quadra Village.
Krista has been a member of the board since 2014 as the Student Subcommittee Representative, and an active Director since 2015.
Krista is very passionate about engaging our members with the association through the:
Member Engagement Committee and the Website Development Subcommittee
Curating the BCHA blog
Managing and writing the monthly newsletter
She is excited to continue working on these projects, with future goals to of offering more content to our community in the form of:
Professional articles/journals including case studies, treatment protocols and herbal monographs for practitioners.
A webinar series on our new BCHA website.