Founder, Maker, Wellness Educator, Chef, Consultant
"There will be times when standing alone feels too hard, too scary, and we'll doubt our ability to make our way through the uncertainty. Someone, somewhere will say, "Don't do it. You don't have what it takes to survive the wilderness." This is when you reach deep into your wild heart and remind yourself...I am the Wilderness" - Bene Brown
In 2009 I founded Salt, Fire & Time, an artisan food company in Portland, OR that specialized in therapeutic grade Bone Broths and other nutrient dense traditional foods. I am a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York, the Yerba Buena School of Herbal Medicine, and a member of the Functional Nutrition Alliance. I specialize in a variety of health supportive cooking styles, but mostly advocate a nutritional philosophy of traditional fats, sprouted grains, pastured meats, raw dairy and fermented foods. I apprenticed under the worker-ownership of Three Stone Hearth in Berkeley, CA, the first community supported kitchen of its kind. In addition, I have experience managing farmer’s markets, working with a variety of artisan food producers, in restaurants, consulting, business management and organizations promoting urban food sustainability, local food economies and seasonality. I have a special affinity for healing foods and cosmetics and love teaching them as well as introducing people to the nostalgic simplicity of whole food ingredients. I am also the Commodore of the Oregon Women's Sailing Association and explore the art of scent and perfume making in my spare time.