Herbalist Referrals

The Florida School of Holistic Living recommendations for available herbalist consultations are below. Please note: they set their own schedule and rates.

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Maggie O’Halloran

Community Herbalist

Maggie is the Executive Director for the Florida School of Holistic Living and a core instructor. With over 30 years of plant study, she brings a wealth of experience in knowledge about lifestyle influences and the healing power of plants. She has studied under the direct guidance of Emily Ruff and Rosemary Gladstar, as well as with David Winston, Aviva Romm, and Phyllis Light.

Maggie can be contacted about consultations via her school email: [email protected]

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Thomas Easley

Founder & Director of the Eclectic

School of Herbal Medicine

Thomas is founder and director of ESHM and co-author of The Modern Herbal Dispensatory. He is a traditional western herbalist who practices with herbs used by cultures all over the world, including Ayurveda and TCM. He considers humoral imbalances and constitution, eclectic and physiological approaches, modern naturopathic therapies, and functional blood work ranges when consulting. Thomas also emphasizes using food as medicine and intensive diets, stress reduction techniques, nutritional supplements, and exercise to help his clients achieve their health goals.

You can find more information and book a consultation with him here:

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Christina Lynch

Community Herbalist

Christina is the proud owner of Ginger Tea Co., and also of her business coaching company Trydent Consulting. As a community herbalist, she wishes to share her knowledge and passions with those around her. She is a first-generation American, with her lineage deriving from Barbados. Taking great desire to reconnect to the earth, continuing the spiritual and physical connections with the earth as her ancestors once did, her intent is to assist others in starting or continuing their journeys in becoming one with themselves. 

You may contact her directly to request a consultation via her email: [email protected]


Shay DeGrandis

Community Herbalist

Shay is an artist, community herbalist, writer, death midwife, and accidental comedian working in the Orlando area. She is a recent graduate of the Florida School of Holistic Living Community Herbalist Program and received her BFA from Florida International University (via New World School of the Arts), her MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park, and went on the study Art History at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She loves to spend her time in her garden, chatting with the plants. Her herbalism practice specializes in kitchen medicine and grief care.

You may contact her directly to request a consultation via her email: [email protected]

Ash Brown

Clinical Herbalist

Ash (she/her) is a clinical herbalist, medicine maker and creative who was drawn to herbalism because of her own chronic health issues. She studied at the Florida School of Holistic Living and later completed her clinical herbalism training at the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine in Lowgap, NC. She continued to pursue formal education in functional neurology and has recently completed a somatic attachment therapist program. Her approach to herbalism integrates science and tradition, utilizing functional blood work ranges, food as medicine, nutritional supplements, lifestyle modifications and custom herbal formulations. Her primary focus is on neurological conditions with their often multi-system involvement, although she embraces the opportunity to work with anyone who feels called to work with her. Ash is passionate about supporting clients to regain agency over their own health, and she considers it an act of gratitude to be in service of the plants that so generously offer us such a dynamic path towards true wellness.

For more info and booking email Ash at [email protected]