Stephanie Tait's CV

Austin

Education

California school of herbal studies
Community Herbalist Certification
This is an in-depth program that teaches all aspects of herbalism primarily from a western lens but also weaves in Ayurvedic, Native American, and Chinese practices. I studied herbal therapeutics, anatomy & physiology, medicine making, gardening, wild-crafting, and more.

Professional Experience

Retail + Online Store Manager
Homestead Apothecary
This store functioned as a true apothecary, so a lot of my job was doing casual consultations for customers and formulating teas and tinctures on the spot. I also curated offerings in the shop and managed the online store.
Retail + Online Store Manager
Slow north
I manage all retail aspects of the business including the website which gets around 18,000 unique visitors each month. Streamlining systems online + in-store, managing a team of retail associates, newsletter + content creation, and shop curation are among some of the things I do.
Garden Apprentice
California School of herbal studies
This year-long apprenticeship focused on all aspects of growing and cultivating herbs. I helped to upkeep the sprawling herb garden tending to hundreds of medicinal plants.
Freelance Developer
Homestead Apothecary
After leaving my physical role at Homestead, the business transitioned to online only. I still take up freelance projects for website maintenance every few months.
Freelance Developer
Ashley Neese
I will take on website development projects for breathwork teacher Ashley Neese every few months.

Exhibitions

June, 2016
Herbal Medicine Show/California School of Herbal Studies/ Forestville
The annual showcase for the school where students can present herbal medicine, projects, art, and crafts to the community.
November, 2017
Community Herbalist Open House/California School of Herbal Studies/ Forestville
A display of final and medicine making projects and coursework from the year including herbal monographs, herbal pharmacy, and case studies.

Classes Taught

November, 2017
California Medicinal Seaweeds/West County Herb Shop/ Occidental
This class was taught at the West County Herb Shop and hosted by the California School of Herbal Studies. In this free community class we covered edible seaweeds in Northern California and their medicinal benefits.
June, 2018
Herbal Allies for Managing Stress/Homestead Apothecary/ Oakland
This two hour class covered plant identification, basic medicine making, and practical applications for several different plants that can be used to manage stress and the nervous system.

Press Mentions

January, 2021
Q & A with an Herbalist/Slow North Blog/ Austin
February, 2021
Spiritual Cleansing & White Sage/Slow North Blog/ Austin