How I Came to Be Here

Hey! I'm Maureen

I am an herb and nutrition enthusiast, Mama, and knowledge seeker.


I've spent several years in the natural products industry, and am a lifelong food lover. My food preference has been vegan since roughly 2009, and have been primarily gluten free since 2014.

I am Hapa and proud of it; half Filipino and half Irish-Scottish-Euro. I was raised in the outskirts of what you might call America - mostly on the island of Kaua'i in Hawaii, and also spent multiple years in Alaska and Guam. My husband and I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2016 from San Diego, California - the ever shifting seasons are absolutely gorgeous.

I am something of a hedgewitch, being drawn to herbalism, medicine, healing, and kitchen experimentation for as long as I can remember. I am someone who largely prefers the periphery, experimenting with the unknown, challenging preconceptions, and thriving in environments that challenge my creativity.

I currently reside in Eugene, Oregon with my husband Johnny, and toddler Johnny Onyx.

P.S. All black everything, chocolate is #1 and muffins are unparalleled.

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