About Our Wildwood Institute Staff

Kathleen Raven Wildwood


Kathleen Wildwood

Herbalist, Educator and the Founder and Director of Wildwood Institute

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 recently relocated to 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, she has taught classes at Meriter Hospital, UW Medical School, and Edgewood College.

Michael McClennen


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!


Hailey Roessler

Office Manager

Hailey Roessler

A certified Master Herbalist, Hailey brought her varied skill set to work as the daily operations coordinator and customer service assistant for Wildwood Institute in October 2015.





Mary Halsted

Mary Halsted

Teaching Assistant

 A certified Clinical Herbalist, Mary brings a strong academic background and holistic perspective to service as the Advanced Teaching Assistant.



Stephanie Lord


A member of our staff since she began her apprenticeship in 2016, Stephanie is now a 2017 Advanced Apprentice. 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

Making Winter Herbal Medicines
Wildwood Institute
March 4
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
March 14
6:30 pm to 8 pm
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Spring Herb Walk
Wildwood Institute
April 8
1:30 pm
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Herbalism 101
Wildwood Institute
May 12
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