Instructor Biographies

Sharri KellerSharri Keller

Sharri Keller has been a wedding & portrait photographer for over 6 years.  Former co-owner of esteemed Satori Photography as seen in MN Bride and voted best of 2013 in mywedding.com.  Her current business Terra Sura photographs weddings (recently nominated as top 21 wedding photographers in Minneapolis by Expertise), families, kids, newborns as well as assisting businesses with their branding.  Sharri is also a budding herbalist and has created a sister blogsite (Terra Sura Photography & Foraging) featuring Minnesota plants, ID, recipes, herbal self-care, etc.   Her love for photography and plants makes for stunning imagery with a holistic, fresh and inspired perspective.

View Websites:  www.terrasura.com  &  www.foraging.terrasura.com

headshot 3Erin Piorier

Erin Piorier is a Traditional Western Herbalist who has been serving the Twin Cities community with plant-based medicine for over ten years.   Erin is available for private consultation and provides her clients with handmade wildcrafted herbal products gathered from the fields and forest of the upper Midwest or grown in her organic garden.  She is committed to safe, collaborative, natural health care that treats the whole person.

Erin teaches extensively. She enjoys  both introducing beginners to the world of plant id and medicine making and digging into the big questions of herbal medicine and helping advanced students take their herbal work to the next level.  Erin is also a traditional midwife who offers homebirth services. She integrates her herbal practice into the care she provides childbearing women. She also offers classes and consultations focusing on health for women, babies, children and the whole family.

Erin is a mother of two children and lives with her family in St. Paul.  You can find her writing about plants on the web where she blogs about plants at  http://www.minnesotaherbalist.wordpress.com and in the pages of the Plant Healer Magazine.

Lise WolffLise Wolff, Registered Herbalist, AHG

Lise Wolff has studied herbalism for twenty-eight years, with herbalists from Susun Weed to Matthew Wood with whom she apprenticed in 1995.  She is a professional member of The American Herbalist Guild and received her MSc in Scotland.   An active practitioner, Lise supplies her apothecary primarily with herbs she gathers and prepares.  She maintains a private practice in South Minneapolis and is available for private consultations.  For the past seventen years she has taught beginning and advanced herb classes in the Midwest based on actual case histories. Lise’s primary focus is on the most prolific plants available commonly called weeds, that insistently volunteer their nutrition and healing powers everywhere we walk.

In 2010 and 2011 Lise taught at the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing as a part of the School of Nursing curriculum for the Doctor of Nursing Practice.  Fall 2010 Lise was appointed to the academic faculty of St. Katherine University. As adjunct professor, she teaches the Herbology course for the Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies.  Beyond herbalism, her other great loves include her husband and 5 year old son Nick, without whom a photo just isn’t worth taking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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