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Meet The Board Members
MHG is always looking for new board members. We are looking for folks who are pasionate about plants and who are actually herbalists. MHG is looking for people who are willing to travel to 4 mandatory meetings and one overnighter a year, attend the entire event and commit to at least two years up to 5 years as a board member. MHG board members are volunteers. Please send your resume to email@example.com.
Beatrix Jenness- Vice President
Beatrix Jenness is an herbalist and massage therapist who lives in Great Falls, MT with her husband Mark Frisbie and son, Finnegan. Beatrix grew up in West Virginia with her botanist dad and nurse practitioner mom. She likes to say that she just put the two together with her interest in medicinal plants and alternative health care. In 1995 Beatrix apprenticed with herbalist Laura Batcha in Brattleboro, VT, and studied massage at the School of Harmonic Massage in Montpelier VT (1995) and at the Central Ohio School of Massage in Columbus OH (1997-99). In 1999 Beatrix moved to Great Falls and opened The Root and The Leaf, an herb store and massage business, with her long-time friend and fellow herbalist Jennephyr Reiche-Sterling. Beatrix took over the business in 2005 and runs it by appointment and mail order. You can find it online at www.rootandleaf.com.
Branko Reiche- Treasurer/Volunteer Coordinator
Unlike most board members I have no background in Herbalism. My contribution to the Board is my experience in organizing. Aside from my day job I have spent the last 25 years organizing many different things ranging from new retail stores to major music events.
The Montana Herb Gathering is one of the most enjoyable events I have ever helped organizing and I am impressed by the willingness of all people involved to go above and beyond the required commitment to make this event such a success.