Tess Bliven's CV

Oakland

Education

berkeley city college
Associates in Humanities
During this Associates in humanities I focused primarily on film studies with an emphasis on feminist and LGBTQ film theory.

Education

Sage Mountain
Internship with Rosemary Gladstar
During my internship, I worked daily in Rosemary's garden and attended intensives with Rosemary Gladstar as well as other herbalists including Matthew Wood, Phyllis Light, Rocio Alarcon among others.
Artemisia herbs
Apprenticeship with master herbalist Susan Feaveayear
Over my six years apprenticing with Suasan Feaveayear I learned herbal cultivation, wild identification and harvesting, herbal product production, as well as clinical applications.

Professional Experience

Head of Production
Artemisia herbs
During my six years of work-study I focused on cultivation, wild harvesting and herbal production including tincture making, mixing formulas, salve making, herbal oil making, herbal honey and syrup making, bath & beauty product production.
Production Manager
The herb store
I formulated tincture and other in store products.
Herbalist & Sales Person
Scarlet Sage herbs
I worked directly with customers to help them find the right herbal remedies for their health concerns.
Freelance Instructor
Northern New Mexico College
I co-taught a day-long intensive for Northern New Mexico College on New Mexico medicinal plants and medicine making. We led 25 students into the Rocky Mountains to learn about the local medicinal plants and then had a lab component where they learned how to process the herbs.

Conferences & Workshops Attended

August, 2007
Over 35 well-known herbalists and natural health care practitioners lead over 70 workshops for all levels of expertise & interest
August, 2010
Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference/ New Mexico
July, 1999
Weekend Intensive with Michael Moore/ Colorado
Weekend intensive with herbalist Michael Moore
February, 2009
March, 2007
Weekend Intensive with Matthew Wood/ Santa Fe

Education

bauman college of holistic nutrition
Nutrition Consultant
In this year long program I studied both clinical nutrition as well as personal and community nutrition education.

Professional Experience

Nutrition Consultant
Freelance nutrition consulting
I worked with individuals to establish their health goals and help them on the path to nutritional wellness.
Co-Founder
Common seed nutrition
Common Seed's mission was to provide affordable community classes on a variety of nutrition topics, giving lectures on food based demonstrations and counseling community members on topics of interest.