Founder, Kat Mackinnon

Kat Mackinnon is a certified clinical herbalist and nutritionist, as well as a certified Bach essences practitioner through the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, studying from Paul Bergner in the Vitalist tradition.

She is also a Registered Herbalist through the American Herbalists Guild. She currently works as the Botany Course Director, as well as faculty and student services coordinator for the Fundamentals and Advanced programs at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Lafayette, CO. Kat also has her own small clinical practice.

She approaches both teaching and working with clients from a vitalist perspective, constantly looking to cultivate all levels of an individual’s being.  

Though a transplant from the East Coast, Kat has a passion for working with the herbs nearest to her. Having studied forestry at Northern Arizona University, the plants, animals, and incredible harsh beauty of the Southwest are one of the great loves of her life. Between teaching and working, she spends her time wild crafting and running in the mountains, gardening in the lowlands, and medicine making in between.

Her other interests include art, primitive skills, gardening, and generally geeking out on the natural world with people. She currently lives in Lyons, CO.