Company founder Julia Goerlitz started Herbal Allies in 1996 as a way to provide high-quality herbal remedies to her friends and clients. She is the primary Creatrix and Mixtress of Herbal Allies' extracts and creams and also has a private practice (click here for more information) in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently practicing homeopathy under the supervision of Joel Kreisberg.
Julia is a life-long student of nature, art, and alternative medicine. As a child, she began having deeply connective experiences with plants, which lead to her study of botany, horticulture, herbalism, shamanism, and homeopathy. Early on, she worked extensively with plants as a gardener and landscaper and, after becoming an herbalist, managed a full-line herbal pharmacy for 7 years for a busy medical practice in Albany, CA. Additionally, she has always been an artist, receiving her BFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She later studied expressive art painting for 10 years at the Creative Juices Studio in Oakland, CA, and eventually became a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist. She's taught a variety of private classes that combine the expressive arts with health education and plant communication. (Click here to learn more)