Meet the Vervain Team
Meet Dr. Nicole Pierce, NMD. A Boise native who began her medical career at The National University of Natural Medicine, in Portland, Oregon, Nicole's interest and joy is in connecting people to one another. Co-creating The Vervain Collective was a manifestation of her passions for community building and wellness care. Naturopathic medicine requires an integrative, systematic approach to formulate a treatment plan tailored to the individual; focusing on the cause, not just the symptoms. Effective community building shares a similarly systematic approach. Nicole looks forward to welcoming you to the Vervain plant-based apothecary, to learn about your needs over a cup of tea. You will walk away feeling supported with some advice to incorporate into your health routine and most likely an introduction to a new person or product line you will adore!
Meet Kelsey Jae. Kelsey’s in love with her garden and eager to expand her knowledge of the powers of plant based health through The Vervain Collective. She explored a career in integrative medicine in college, but chose to become an attorney instead! She has years of experience building partnerships around energy, the environment, and sustainability while focusing on building community and support for local economies and purpose driven ventures. In 2016, she became a Fellow with the Sustainable Economies Law Center and launched her own practice, Law for Conscious Leadership, which is committed to supporting others as they develop meaningful livelihoods and create a more resilient economy. She also helped create the sustainability consulting firm, Warm Springs Consulting. She brings her passion for lifelong learning, infusing love into business relationships, and pursuing new adventures to The Vervain Collective.
Erika is an herbalist who has studied with The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, The Science and Art of Herbalism, as well as other herbalists from around the Pacific Northwest. She is the product/medicine maker, wild crafter, grower, formulator, and herbalist for Wild Ginger farm+forage. In addition to her passion for herbs and herbal medicine she also loves gardening, houseplants, live music, foraging and exploring the Idaho mountains and spending time with her husband and their 3 kids and 2 dogs.
Lindsay's always had a passion for the earth and began self-studying plant-based healing when she was 16 years old. She’s since earned a degree in Mind-Body Transformational Psychology and has a few certifications under her belt. She started her own herbal product business back in 2017, Project Wilder, however she decided to put her focus on supporting people in their lives and careers through her transformation & success coaching practice. She plans to have a large garden of her own soon, complete with chickens and bees, and has some ideas for how to incorporate more plants into people’s lives in the future. Lindsay enjoys hiking, white water rafting, biking, rock climbing - pretty much everything a typical PNW girl would. She has one daughter, two cats, and a fish.
Kristin is an herbalist-in-training. She is currently working on her certification through Vervain's offering of the Rosemary Gladstar Science and Art of Herbalism course. However, primarily she inherits her gifts and knowledge of all things plants and spirituality from the matriarchy of her family. Her passion for plants and plant medicine informs her work as a creator and facilitator of self-care, self-discovery and wellness tools. Kristin holds community and individual healing and self-discovery workshops for adults and children. Discovering and uncovering new things to love and enjoy is one of her favorite pastimes.
Delaney is a true Idahoan! She was born and raised with nature being a fundamental teacher and continues to learn these lessons by spending time outdoors and connecting with others. Beginning at a young age, she was drawn to the healing arts and continues to grow within the expansive field of medicine. She practices Traditional Chinese Medicine with Amma Therapy (a form of Korean lineage bodywork) being her focal practice. This path led her to start her own business in 2018, Graceful Shen, where she has the honor of treating clients from all walks of life. Delaney holds being authentic as a high virtue in life and one of her favorite experiences is witnessing someone fully lighting up in their element. When she's not working, you'll find Delaney creating art, adventuring with her dog, laughing with friends, or planning a trip around the world!