Meet Your Support Team
Claire Leanne Wirick (a.k.a Clairey Sage)
Clairey is our official comment forum moderator and Facebook angel for our online courses. If you check in about a question in these realms Clairey will be pleased as punch to help you out. Born and raised next to the Oak groves and Redwood forests of Northern California, beginning at age 2, she had a fierce determination to eat all the Marigolds in her mother’s garden. Later in life, farming was where she began to understand to scope of her love for this Earth, and how deeply she is connected to everything. After an internship at Green String farm and farming full time with the legendary gardener Bob Cannard, she started to hear the plants speak. Clairey went on to study at The California School of Herbal Studies as well as the Ayurvedic Clinical Foundations program at the dhyana Center. Clairey has also completed the highest level of in-person training with One Willow Apothecaries as a graduate from our WISE I and WISE II programs.
Clairey currently works as a clinical herbalist at Farmacopia, a modern apothecary and wellness center in Santa Rosa, CA. She is also an apprentice of the amazing Stargazer Li, where she is learning everything from ancient ways of keeping time, to how to be an everyday wizard. Clairey is a seriously loving presence in our courses and brings a sense of deep comfort, experience, understanding and warmth to every conversations.
Aleli is our behind-the-scenes wizard. From (wo)manning our inbox to shipping apothecary orders, Aleli is the unseen magic behind most our doings. If you reach out to us via email Aleli will be right there to answer your questions. With over four years of experience as a student, apprentice and employee of One Willow Apothecaries, Aleli knows the material inside and out and is here to support you on your journey.
Aleli’s dance between the right and left parts of her brain creates a beautiful balance of creativity and organization. She’s like a standing stone: she weaves the invisible threads that hold space for magic to happen while staying rooted and grounded. Aleli has deep Italian roots, Catalan branches and a Argentinean trunk. She loves color, tarot, archetypes and symbols, traveling, collaging, making up words in English and Spanish (her second and first languages), getting lost in translation and walking the bridge between the visible and invisible worlds. She believes Creativity is a spiritual path and her church is a temple made of crystals and stones. When she’s not threading the One Willow weave you can find her doing tarot card readings and creativity coaching sessions at her bilingual mundo: Alelisima.
Website architect and Design Mystic
Kira is our in-house designer and is responsible for all the beauty in this website as well as within all our online courses. With a degree in graphic design from UCLA Kira is like the ultimate pocket knife macgyver for all things art and loveliness-related. She’s a print maker, silk screener, painter, photographer, website builder, image manipulator, wood worker, branding nymph, illustrator, logo creator, and world constructor. Kira has been the visionary behind One Willow’s cozy, tea-house interior since the beginning (and, yes, Asia and Kira are sisters!)