Acorn School Faculty

Jahwei Chen-Graf

Clinical Herbalist, Naturopath, Holistic Nutritionist


Jon Oleson


Western Herbalist, Flower Essence Clinician, Plant Communication Guide

Core Faculty

Candis Cantin


Herbalist, Holistic Health Minister, Certified Ayurvedic and Chinese Herbal Practitioner

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Alene Sidle


Vitalist Herbalist, Wild crafter, Gardener, Chef


Kathi Keville

Aromatherapist, Herbalist, & Author



MJ (Mary Jo) Beaupre


Clinical Herbalist, Certified Nutrition Counselor


Heather Luna, Clinical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist

Acorn School of Herbal Medicine Director


Heather is the main instructor for all classes. She teaches the core curriculum both in the classroom and in the field, as well as primary clinician in the school's community free clinic.


Paul Bergner, Medical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist

Founder of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism (NAIMH)


The creator of our Footprints course curriculum. He is the voice on all audio teachings and it is his work in Western herbalism that we will primarily study.