About Us

Midwest Women's Herbal Mission Statement

Midwest Women’s Herbal provides herbal education and opportunities for transformation. Immersed in the Wise Woman Tradition, grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, and children gather in a co-created village. Through earth-centered healing and nourishment we ally with the plants that grow around us. From the ground up we connect to weave ourselves, our families, and our communities into the dynamic spiral of health.

Midwest Women's Herbal Vision Statement

We live in a world where the feminine is honored and respected; where women stand fully in their power, acknowledging their wisdom, skills and innate healing abilities.

It takes a village….Here are the talented, dedicated women who are already working behind the scenes to weave the container, holding the possibilities for your conference experience. Now we just need YOU! With your sisters and friends co-creating the weekend, anything is possible! Learn More About Midwest Women's Herbal's Rich Herstory

Linda | Core Team & Founder

Linda | Core Team & Founder

Linda Conroy is a bioregional herbalist, herbal, traditional food educator, and community organizer. She dedicates her life to connecting with the green world as well as sharing the wisdom of the earth. Her primary mentors are the plants who never cease to instill a sense of awe in her daily life. For over three decades Linda has presented well-received programs and apprenticeship programs throughout the United States. To find out more about Linda's work visit www.moonwiseherbs.com

Sara | Technology and Recording Coordinator

Sara | Technology and Recording Coordinator

Sara is a busy, caring mom of 2 young boys and works full time in healthcare. Being on the coordinating team is a breath of fresh air and allows her an opportunity to lend support while learning more about the plants around her. She's been studying plants and funga most of her life and tries to help others around her to feel connection to their communities. With any free time Sara can uncover, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with loved ones, especially over a good meal.

Ashley | MWH Coordinator

Ashley | MWH Coordinator

Ashley Oomen is a wife and mother of three who resides in rural West Michigan and is currently embarking on her journey to Midwifery. As someone who loves getting lost in nature she nourishes her soul by hiking, camping, kayaking, wildcrafting, and spending time in her garden. The community of wise women at Midwest Women’s Herbal have created a magical sisterhood that she is honored to be a part of.

Tina | MWH Coordinator

Tina | MWH Coordinator

Tina Hope currently works as the Food Systems Coordinator and Yoga Instructor at Knox College. She leads community wellness workshops and classes that weave together the practice of herbalism, resilient agriculture, permaculture and yoga therapy modalities. Tina apprenticed with Linda Conroy in 2015 grateful for the skills and inspiration to create a small herbal business, tinasbotanicals.com, that grows and produces a variety of handcrafted herbal products for the local community.

Markie Schmidt

Markie Schmidt

Markie is honored to be supporting MWH with graphic design, web design, and marketplace coordination! Markie feels at home in the plant world and has been apprenticing & studying in the Wise Woman Tradition for 7+ years. She loves discovering wisdom and magic in the world via travel and connecting with nature, and runs a marketing company focused on supporting local & women-owned businesses, Good Land Creative.

Maria | MWH Coordinator

Maria | MWH Coordinator

Maria is an integrative healer and a self-love warrior with a deep and diverse background in both the culinary and healing arts. As a teacher, biodynamic craniosacral therapist, business owner, herbalist, and spiritual writer it has been her path throughout her many lifetimes to guide others. When she is not busy writing, taking care of her animals or unschooling her feral daughter, she can often be found playing in the woods, communing with the flora and fauna and dancing with the faeries.

Jill Drazek

Jill Drazek

Jill Drazek lives in Janesville, Wisconsin. She is the mother of 4 children. Jill is interested in herbal medicine, nutrition and energy healing. Jill graduated from Washington University in 1993 and went on to earn her Montessori teaching Certificate, and a Master of Education degree from Loyola University. Jill has worked as a teacher, tutor and writer. Her future plans include exploring how trauma affects people, herbal healing and the best ways to teach people with Autism.

Grace Elizabeth

Grace Elizabeth

Grace Elizabeth is a 22 year old from the Edgerton area. She stumbled into the company of Linda Conroy, who has since helped her connect with the Earth and divine feminine energy in working with her. She is so excited for the conference in May 2022, just a few days after her birthday! Grace also manages social media for the conference, both Facebook & Instagram.

Christine Hilbert

Christine Hilbert

Christina has studied Wisconsin wild plants since 1973. With beliefs strongly influenced by the traditions of the First Nation peoples, she honorably wildcrafts, which includes employing gratitude while listening to, communicating with, respecting, and compassionately loving and protecting all native wild plants. Christina holds a BS in Botany with additional studies in natural resources, philosophy, women's studies, geology, and plant taxonomy.

Jill Kornowski

Jill Kornowski

Jill lives in Green Bay, WI, is a Licensed Massage Therapist and runs her own massage practice centered around handmade herbal oils, salves and the like. Jill loves being part of and supporting all sorts of communities, especially that of the Wise Woman Way. Spending time with her cats, sewing, creating art and cooking are all large parts of her existence. She also loves connecting with others, ancestral ways and Mother Earth.

Karen White

Karen White

(Not a) Karen White is a retired Paramedic Fire Lieutenant from Milwaukee. She now spends her time fostering senior cats (9), and transporting for any animal rescue. She was bored a few winters ago and took a tree pruning class at Wellspring, where she met Roxanne Hannah. Rox got her involved in other classes, where she met Linda Conroy. The rest is history. The people she’s met at the conference are the main driving force to want to do more, including work exchange and now coordinating!

Alicia Gasaway

Alicia Gasaway

Alicia lives in SW Wisconsin on a small farm. She has an affinity for animals and often takes in farm animals that need a safe place to retire. She is currently caring for 52 animal friends and her own 2 wild homeschooled children. Alicia plays 7 instruments and teaches private music lessons. She also cultivates a food forest, practices rotational grazing, and enjoys learning about energy healing, herbal medicine, and crafting her own tea blends.