About Our Wildwood Institute Staff


Kathleen Raven Wildwood

Clinical Herbalist, Educator, Founder and Director of Wildwood Institute & Herbs

Kathleen Wildwood has been in private practice and teaching herbalism since 1996 in the Madison, WI area. She is the founder and director of Wildwood Institute which recently relocated to rural Middleton/Verona, WI. Kathleen provides education in herbalism and holistic healing, including the direction of the Midwest's unique comprehensive Clinical 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, Kathleen has taught classes at Meriter Hospital, UW Medical School, and Edgewood College.


Michael McClennen


Michael McClennen

Technical Support

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




Leslie Wright

Teaching Assistant

Leslie started learning about herbs from her grandmother when she was a little girl. She has expanded her learning with Kathleen at Wildwood Institute where she earned the Herbalist Certificate with Honors through Wildwood. She is also an energy practitioner with Reiki Level 2 certification. Leslie joined the Wildwood team in the fall of 2018 as a teacher’s assistant.  








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