Natalie is the visionary behind Wild Abundance, as well as a primary instructor for women’s carpentry classes and the Natural Building and Tiny House Workshop, among other classes. She’s passionate about teaching and sharing practical skills to help all kinds of people feel more confident, empowered, and capable. In particular, Natalie gets excited about: natural, green and tiny building design; vernacular architecture (buildings built for a specific time, place and culture, often by the people who will be using them, with local and natural materials); cooking ashcakes on coals next to an open fire with her daughter, Hazel; ethical business development; creative and sexy wooden trim; and cooperative models for mutual aid.
With a journey that began as a little girl mixing herbs, clays, & muds on her grandparents’ farm, Lucretia VanDyke has been in the industry for over 20 years. A Holistic Educator, Speaker, Herbalist, Sacred Sexologist, Ceremonialist, Spiritual Light Coach, Intuitive Energetic & Reiki Practitioner, Diviner, & world traveler with over 3000 hours of training. She has been a holistic esthetician & practitioner for over a decade focusing on integrating indigenous healing rituals, plant spirit medicine, and meditation into your modern day practices.
Sean has been involved with building for about 17 years now. During his undergrad work at Prescott College he took a permaculture class which led him to discover the natural building movement. He spent the next few years volunteering with the City Repair and Village Building Convergence in Portland Oregon engaging with other natural builders and volunteers eager to learn new skills.
Brandon Ruiz is a community herbalist and urban farmer living in Charlotte, NC. He owns Atabey Choreto Medicinals and directs the CLT Herbal Accessibility Project and spends his time working in urban gardens, making medicine and working with his community. Brandon works mainly with plants of the tropics, specifically from the Caribbean and in Boriken (Puerto Rico), his ancestral homeland
Evanye Lawson (pronouns she/her) is a licensed psychotherapist, spiritual teacher, and founder of The Self Love Center. Her work is in breathwork, liberation, radical self love, pleasure, education, and nondualism. Her work centers nondual spirituality with self love, sacred sexuality and conscious relationships. She offers live workshops, healing ceremonies, meditations, online courses, and private sessions. Her website is www.cultivateselflove.com