Ms. Teri "Cricket" Owens RN, BSN, MS, received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing in 1987, from Loyola University in Chicago, and has worked as an ICU/ER RN for almost 30 years. She began studying health, wellness, and the herbal healing arts in 1995 and earned a Masters' Equivalent Degree in Herbal and Chinese Medicine, from the Chicago College of Healing Arts, in 2004. Over the years, Teri has enjoyed teaching health, wellness, and herbal learning classes to all ages. Subjects include wellness, hands-on cooking and medicine making, medicinal and edible plant ID walks, and herbal first aid. She teaches in the home, at Community centers and area grammar schools, local nature centers and in the field. She is the founder of EcoKids, a kids' learning program focusing on herbal fact and lore, medicine making, and Earth ecology; co-founder of Laughing Lady Bug Botanicals, an herbal products web-based company; and one of the founding Organizers of the Midwest Herb Fest, a yearly weekend herbal learning event, in northern Indiana. She is mother to three grown children, and currently lives and travels with her partner and lab manager, alchemist, speaker/teacher, and author, Timothy "KC" Wilkerson, on their groovy blue Skoolie, Rhonda.
Timothy A. Wilkerson, is author of the handbook "Alchemy Astrology: Lost Key To The Philosopher's Stone", and the step-by-step photo book, "Herbal Alchemy & Spagyrics". He studied Alchemy at Paracelsus College, with Frater Albertus in 1984. He was a guest speaker at the 2007 International Alchemy conference, and was invited to return lecture on Alchemical Astrology at the 2008 International Alchemy Conference - both in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also spoke at the 2013 NW Alchemy Conference, in Redmond Washington, and at the Rocky Mountain Alchemy Conference in Denver, Colorado in 2016.
Currently, he's the laboratory manager producing herbal products for Laughing Lady Bug Botanicals and a teacher at Herbal Education Inc. festivals and events. He's a member of the International Alchemy Guild, traveling and teaching herbal Alchemy, Astrology, and meditation, for awakening. His pocket-sized paperback book Awakening to Enlightenment is also available as an eBook on his website. He is a member of the Association for Spiritual Integrity.
More info: alchemyastrology.com, and awakeningtoenlightenment.com.