Even as a small child, growing up in the Great Pacific NW, the sheer fragrance of lilacs entranced Rain. Chasing winter ski-racing, her love for the mid-elevation woods grew firm. From the fast pace on skis, she slowed down to study the forest from the ground up. She started with a degree in ecological studies and a minor in biology. As if the quest for Latin wasn't enough, Rain studied with more than a handful of women herbalists, and even a couple of men.
Augmenting her skills she became trained as a certified Scuba diver, a Wilderness First Responder, and a Core Synchronization practitioner. Rain is part of Cascadia Health Educators, a nationwide network of volunteer health care professionals who provide first aid training, and health support to environmental, labor, Native, and animal rights activists. The CHE Collective trains people in need at gatherings, marches, and ongoing campaigns across the country.
Nowadays in Portland her spare time is spent being a clinical herbalist, practicing Core Synchronization, making plant medicine, and filtering waste vegetable oil for running her diesel Benz. Through Rain's time spent propagating rare, endangered plants, a love of their genetic heritage blossomed within her, and she yearns to disperse her knowledge as they do.