Christine, trained as a family physician, saw her practice evolve into a more integrative approach that attended to patients’ mental, emotional, and spiritual levels as well as physical. She closed her practice to focus her time and skills on a broader scale, particularly community building and sharing the importance of ancestral wisdom. She studied Plant Spirit Medicine with the late Eliot Cowan and helped organize and host the Sacred Fire Ancient Wisdom Rising series of events. Later, she wrote and co-edited the Heard Around the Fire newsletter and co-authored her first book, Cosmic Rhythms: A User’s Manual for Humans. As a wife, mother, grandmother and community leader, Christine is motivated by the nuances of heart-centered leadership and has been Dusty’s thought partner for 30 years. She is a Firekeeper in Greensboro, NC.