Student Clinical Herbalist Interns for 2020

More bios coming soon! Check back for our full slate of practitioners who will start seeing clients in February.

Meet our excellent and diverse group of interns! If you’d like to see someone in particular, please email them by right-clicking on their name to acquire their address or contact our office to be connected to them via phone.

Sarah Bailey

Sarah grew up amongst the apple trees of Michigan and spent years with the Ponderosa pines of the Desert Southwest before arriving to Vermont to study at VCIH. Using a client-centered approach, Sarah aims to be a resource for her community and is proud to practice within a sliding scale clinic. She’s rooted in a harm reduction model and holds profound respect for the ways we’re all surviving. Sarah is excited to co-create plans with her clients that are both accessible and enjoyable. Sarah is particularly interested in supporting folks navigating stressful times, people with immune concerns, and folks experiencing pain or injury.

Augusta Blackstone

Clinical interests: herbs for human-powered adventure, supporting sleep, crafting protocols beyond alcohol tinctures, aspiring to avoid over specialization leaning on the expert-generalist approach following curiosities.  When not in school you can find Augusta skiing, biking, hiking among the meadows and peaks in New England by day, reading, mostly nonfiction, and engaging in juicy conversation by night.

Nicholas Macrina

Nick’s fascination with plant medicine stems from childhood where he mashed up flowers, leaves and berries to make concoctions that he never knew what to do with. Having lots of cooking and bartending experience Nick loves flavor combinations, making the tastiest and most delightful blends he can. Aside from tinctures and teas, he enjoys making dream pillows, bath blends, elixirs, and fermentations of all sorts. He has a deep connection with the dream world and loves working with herbs to help influence dream activity. Sleep, generative system health, and dealing with seasonal sickness are just a few areas in which he shines.

Megan Matthers

After studying with various teachers across the country, learning from plants throughout different bioregions and navigating her own health conditions, Megan moved to Vermont to pursue clinical herbalism. As a persistently curious and passionate herbalist she is dedicated to the wisdom of plants, the intuition our bodies hold and the magic they can create together. Megan recognizes that healing is not linear and that each person who comes to herbalism is a dynamic individual with specific needs. Her experience and interest involves working with conditions that are often marginalized in western medicine, including but certainly not limited to lyme disease, chronic fatigue, autoimmunity and mental health. As a parent, she is also knowledgeable and experienced in supporting children with plant medicine. 

Emily Rooney

Emily is a multigenerational Vermonter. Her interest in herbal medicine is rooted in her drive for self-reliance as well as a desire to know the plants growing in the fields and woodlands around her home. She wants to help educate and empower others to reclaim their health independence and to get to know the plants growing in their own backyards.

Ingrid Rotto

Ingrid grew up in the wooded hills and prairies of Northeast Iowa, cultivating a deep love and curiosity for the natural world. This connection to wild places and growing beings continues to inspire her. Ingrid is forever a student of the plants and feels passionate about sharing her learnings with others. She brings a nurturing energy, deep listening, and curiosity to her practice and is committed to providing client-centered care. She is excited to support all people toward their health goals and is especially interested in working with reproductive health and generative care, as well as stress and digestive discomforts. 

Sarah Shaw

Originally from the Finger Lakes Region of New York, Sarah is a Vermont transplant of almost a decade. As a gardener and farm(her) she has spent years cultivating food and medicine with a focus on practices that are regenerative to people and planet. Sarah comes to herbalism with goals of supporting individuals in showing up fully in their lives in whatever ways feel meaningful. She believes that everyone has the capacity to undergo transformative healing, and encourages that process with holistic and accessible strategies. Her experience and interests lie in mental health and trauma, autoimmune, sleep, and digestive imbalances.