Meet the Vervain Team
Meet Dr. Nicole Pierce, ND. 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 Knipe 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 Kolpitcke’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.
Claire Caswell got her first taste of plant medicine by way of an herbal apprenticeship in the mountains of Colorado in 2018. She has since continued to deep-dive into herbal studies and loves testing out new infusions and herby recipes. She is currently finishing her degree in Business + Entrepreneurship back in Colorado with a personal interest in creating more opportunities for accessible, holistic health + wellness. Claire loves spending time outside, traveling to new places (not so much during COVID), writing about attainable wellness on her blog, cooking up vegetarian meals, and learning fun out-of-the-box facts.