has 35 years experience in the natural products and health care industries, Ms. Green has served as Program Specialist for the Integrative Resource Center at the University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutes Cancer Center, where she developed and implemented specialized educational programs and resources on complementary therapies for patients and staff. From 1995 to 2001 she served as Director of Education, and later, Director of Research at the Herb Research Foundation’s non-profit medical library. From 1995 to 2003 Ms. Green was on the faculty of the Colorado-based Rocky Mt. Center for Botanical Studies and at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy; she was co-director and a faculty member of the California School of Herbal Studies from 1985 to 1995.
A licensed esthetician and massage therapist, she has founded and owned several herb and essential oil businesses, most recently Green Scentsations – an independent consulting company specializing in botanical therapies, aromatherapy education and product development. She is a nationally certified Registered Aromatherapist, a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild and associate editor of the American Herb Association Newsletter. She has served on the education committees of the Aromatherapy Registration Council and the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists, and is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. She is on the advisory board of the Australasian College of Health Sciences, on the board of directors for the non-profit, United Plant Savers, and on the Cosmeceuticals Scientific Advisory Board for the Supply Side West Trade Show and Conference.
A prolific writer and lecturer, Ms. Green has authored over 40 magazine articles and professional papers on botanicals. She is co-author of Aromatherapy, A Complete Guide to the Healing Art; and author of Calendula and Natural Perfumes, and has contributed to numerous other books on herbs. She has conducted many seminars and training programs for professionals and the lay public, and provided consulting services in many aspects of complementary health care. As an expert in botanical therapies, she has provided more than 400 interviews with leading magazines and newspapers on herbs and health.
Ms. Green holds a bachelor’s degree in Holistic Health Sciences and a master’s in Health and Human Services from Columbia Pacific University. She has extensive training in the advanced uses of essential oils from Purdue University and comprehensive training in botanicals and spa therapies from other institutes of higher education.
Originally from northern California, Ms. Green is currently works in the botanical research division of R&D as Clinical Aromatherapist for the Aveda Corporation. A long-time environmental activist, she enjoys contributing to global health.