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This is our happy little behind-the-scenes DREAM TEAM.
Meet the people who make everything happen!



"Working with Artemisia Academy is a breath of fresh air. Emily and her staff prioritize self care and offer a safe space that fosters creativity and quality work. It is such a joy to be part of a collaborative, growing team."


Lexi, 2022 HAP Graduate


Nicole Iaquinto

For as long as she can remember, Nicole has loved to go outside and get her hands dirty. As a little girl, she'd play in woods and the cornfields surrounding her house, making "magic potions" out of all the plants and flowers she could find.


As an adult, she started studying the art and science of herbal medicine in 2018. She chose to further her herbal education with Artemisia Academy and now serves as the school's Apothecary Manager and as an Herb Walk Instructor. In addition to her work with herbs, Nicole is an ordained Reverend in the American Baptist tradition and pastors a local church.


Outside of the apothecary you can find her acting on stage, ministering to her congregation, hiking, growing things, playing cozy video games, and hanging out with her 2 cats.

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 Cristina Gutierrez

Cristina is from Mexico! She is currently studying Business Management where she has been able to learn about leadership and entrepreneurship.


Throughout the years she has had the opportunity to work in completely different industries and they all meet in the middle. She has been an assistant and also, the sole director of a real state company giving her the opportunity to excel in her career.‌

When she was six she moved to San Antonio, Texas, where she had the opportunity to learn English as her second language. After high school, she decided to go abroad to Poland, giving her the opportunity to learn about different cultures and traditions around the world. So, she can speak fluent Spanish, English and Polish.

She loves to stay at home with her six Pomeranians that she owns. She is such a dog person! And she loves traveling when she can and watch movies.


Paola Roman

Pao, our Marketing Director hailing from Mexico, brings a wealth of diverse experiences to the table. A proud graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, she also holds a minor in French and Spanish, showcasing her cultural versatility. Pao's professional journey has been nothing short of eclectic, spanning across teaching, business, marketing, healthcare, beauty, and beyond.

Pao's expertise centers around being a Social Media Maven and Tech-Savvy Specialist, with 8+ years in the realm of social media marketing, digital marketing, influencer marketing, and direct marketing. Notably, Pao has successfully spearheaded the launch and management of Medical Spas and various enterprises, adeptly handling financial, administrative, licensing, and social media responsibilities with finesse.

As our Marketing Director at Artemisia, Pao is set to bring some big changes. She'll be in charge of our events, social media, emails, and more, she is poised to revolutionize our online presence. Tasked with overseeing our events, social platforms, emails, and more, her innovative strategies and creative flair promise to elevate our brand to new heights.


Alicia Cielle Heiser

Alicia is an astrologer and herbalist who facilitates grounded understandings of Earth’s cycles. Growing up surrounded by green in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Oregon, Alicia’s love of plants was seeded at a young age. She’s completed the Herbal Apprentice Program and Community Herbalist Program at Artemisia Academy as well as the Herbaculture Internship program at the Herb Pharm in southern Oregon.


Beyond astrology and herbalism, Alicia loves to ski, surf, backpack, hike and spend as much time outdoors with plants as possible. She lives with her mom in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range and has two adorable dogs and sweet cat.Alicia is all about rekindling the relational and animistic magic of the world around us. Her work centers on facilitating a greater understanding of the cyclical nature of the world and the ways that we as humans fit within the greater whole.


She believes that practices that connect us with the land and skies are profound portals to simultaneously new and ancient ways of being. Herbalism reminds us that magic and medicine are all around us, from the Dandelions growing through the cracks in the pavement to the ancient Cedars towering up above.


Self Care Quiz


Learn how to become a more effective healer by healing yourself FIRST!


In this 5 minute quiz, you'll learn:

  • Where you need to focus to get on track in your own healing,

  • How much energy you really have to spend on others, and

  • Steps to prioritize your own healing FIRST this year!

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