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The Team

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Nicolette Phillips

(Ithaca, New York)
Founder/Coordinator

Nicolette considers herself to be a "Jack of all trades, a master of none, but often times better than a master of one." She has dabbled in many different paths throughout the years-from massage therapy, raw vegan dessert chef, to herbalism, but was always led back to working with the Sacred Cannabis plant. Nicolette has over 15 years working with cannabis, a passion that she followed from a young age took her across the country and back multiple times.In California she was on the forefront of legalization and supporting veterans to have access to affordable medicinal cannabis. In Colorado she was licensed to grow for 38 patients who suffered from a multitude of illnesses, worked along side charlottes web initial rise,and specialized in making salves to massage her patients that suffered from MS (in which she recorded astonishing results.)

While living out in CO, Nicolette was contacted by Tammi Sweet who wanted to deepen her connection with cannabis. Nicolette moved back to Ithaca in 2014 and when cannabis was legalized in NY she began teaching  Tammi on the art of growing cannabis and introduced her to multiple influential people in the cannabis community who had been on the front lines of cannabis growing for years. All of which helped to make sure there would be successful harvests in those initial stages of learning! Nicolette was happy to be able to give back to the teachers who helped guide her on her initial herbal medicine path, for she had attended the heartstone apprenticeship program with Kris & Tammi in 2012.

 

Since then Nicolette has intertwined her worlds in many different ways, her latest being TRŪ ALKEMÈ a company that formulates blends using home grown cannabis and other medicinal herbs from her farm. She is the owner of Full Spectrum Farm and Eagle Breeze homestead and runs a bed and breakfast where people can experience alternative ways of living. She considers herself to be a visionary that weaves the web between the worlds and a renegade that continuously goes against the norm and status quo to create a reality outside of the matrix and to pave a path of spiritual abundance for her daughters Fern and Faelyn.

 

Nicolette gives major credit to her teacher, friend, and soul sister Kara Timmins for bringing her into the herbal world and Rocio Alcaròn for always being there to guide her through the spirit realms and teaching her the healing traditions of her landscape. 

SPIRIT KINDRED WOMEN'S MEDICINE GATHERING is another example of how Nicolette Innerweaves her many loves into one realm.A lover of music & dance, Nicolette has been chasing the live music scene around the country since she was a kid.Festivals have been her church, Music her minister, and dance her prayer. She seeks music with conscious lyrics and dancable beets- Johne Welton & The Awakening and Wookiefoot are two examples of bands that helped shape Nicolette in her adolescent years (If you haven't ever listened to them, check em out now!!) She now aims to find women in the music industry who are sharing the spirit songs and bring them together at Spirit Kindred  along with teachers who she has met along her travels.

Kara ApotheKara

(Ithaca, New York)
Co Creator

Kara, the clinical herbalist at Herb-Therapy by ApotheKara, has a deep history and love of working with herbs. First introduced to wild herbs in the meadows of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico over 20 years ago, she began eating wild foods, identifying and gathering medicinal herbs.  From these initial experiences, a lifelong herbalist was born! She has apprenticed with several herbalists and organic growers across the US and Canada including The National Center for Preservation of Native Medicinal Herbs in Rutland, Ohio where she studied endangered (at risk) native medicinal herbs.  She completed a 4-year Clinical Herbalist program at Dominion Herbal College in Vancouver, Canada 

She Co-Created Spirit Kindred in 2020 to create a space for Womyn to Connect, Create, Collaborate and Raise Our Collective Vibration to Heal Self, Community and Our Relationship to Earth Through a Multitudes of Medicines!

 

Following a desire to truly understand human physiology and then pathology she continued her studies, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Science as a Physician Assistant, both at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.  Since graduating she has worked with  multiple physicians and surgeons covering Internal Medicine, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic, and Vascular Surgery services. Currently, she works as a health care provider at Cornell University. She organized an Herbal Pharmacy at the Cornell Health Pharmacy with local herbal tea blends promoting nutritive support and the health of students. She offers herbal education opportunities for students, staff, and faculty at Cornell University. She has also worked with Dr. Nasri Ghaly at an integrative psychiatric practice in Syracuse, NY specializing in herbal therapeutics, vitamin deficiencies, and lifestyle changes as an integrative approach to mental and emotional health.  In October 2011 she created ApotheKara, an herbal apothecary and herbal care consultant services in Ithaca, NY. that transformed into a virtual platform, Herb Therapy by ApotheKara in 2020. She specializes in herbal health care,  consultation and education with a training program in Clinical Herbalism for Herbalist looking to become registered with American Herbalist Guild and Healthcare Providers wanting to add herbal therapeutics to their healing modalities.  She utilizes her knowledge in both medical and herbal pharmacology, herbal therapeutics, and herbs as nutrients to treat each client with a unique approach specific to their needs and desires.  She has a solid understanding of both western medicine and herbal therapy. Herbs hold ancient nutrients when introduced into the body may create profound support of the body system or organs in need of care; giving daily nourishment to attain vitality and health.  Kara feels local plants provide the highest quality herbal therapeutics and also hopes to keep local economies thriving through initiatives to help people become herbal growers.

Connecting Plants to PEOPLE and people to PLANTS. 

 

For More Information visit: www.herb-therapy.com 

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Karlee Weaver

Mikayla Burlingame

(Ithaca, New York)
Event Sound Lady

(Weedville, Pennsylvania)
Event Photographer

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Our Volunteer Directors

Judith Swan

Sierra Sunshine

(Bridgton, Maine)
Volunteer Organizer

(Ithaca, New York)
Set Up/Take Down Manaager

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Rena Guinn

Brandi Pompey

(Ithaca, New York)
On Site Support

(Parkersburg, West Virginia)
On Site Support

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Monica Cortez

(Ithaca, New York)
On Site Volunteer Organizer

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