About Our Wildwood Institute Staff

Herbalist Kathleen Wildwood

Kathleen Wildwood is the founder and director of Wildwood Institute in Madison, WI, providing health consultations and education in herbalism and holistic healing, including a comprehensive Herbal Apprenticeship Program. Kathleen has studied and practiced in the scientific, shamanic and Western herbal traditions for over 20 years. The former President of the Madison Herbal Institute, she has taught classes at Meriter Hospital, UW Medical School, and Edgewood College. She has been in private practice and teaching herbalism since 1996.


Michael McClennen

Technical Support

Michael is on staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His technical expertise covers all areas of electronic beeps, tweets and flickers!


Office Manager

 Hailey Roessler

As a former apprentice Hailey has a background and personal working knowledge in herbal medicine. She brings her varied skill set to work as the daily operations coordinator and customer service assistant for the office of Wildwood Institute.





Teaching Assistant

Mary Halsted

Mary Halsted

 A 2016-17 Clinical Apprentice, Mary brings a strong academic background and holistic perspective to service as our Advanced Teaching Assistant.






Stephanie Lord

Stephanie is a 2017 Advanced Apprentice and we are thrilled to have her knowledge and support as she continues her herbal journey with us!


Lula Miller

Beginning her apprenticeship in 2017, Lula is a skilled gardener and plant ally.

Quick Calendar

Herbal First Aid
Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
August 2nd
6:30 pm
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Planting the Future Conference
Kickapoo Valley Reserve
August 12
8am - 5pm
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Great Lakes Herb Conference
Chelsea, MI
September 8-10
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Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference
Black Mountain, NC
October 13-15
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