Valerie Mae is a Native of Onondaga, New York, and a veteran of the United States Army. She served in the military, government, and corporate private sector for 17 years leading in foreign affairs, Middle East culture and affairs, and national intelligence matters. Mae came full circle back to her native roots and a love of plant medicine taught to her by the elders of her youth when she attended Tai Sophia Institute to complete her Masters of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine. Mae has since left the Intelligence Community to be a leader in herbal medicine, Native American Medicine, and Integrated Healthcare. Mae is a Clinical Herbalist, Board-Certified Nutritionist, and an Ordained Minister with a Doctor of Metaphysics. Currently in private practice specializing in oncological support, neuromuscular support, medical cannabis education and advocacy, and pediatrics, and serving as faculty of herbal medicine at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, Mae also serves as President-elect of MCPC, President of Maryland NORML, and Vice-Chair of Maryland ASA, Owner of AmVet Bail Bonds, Secretary of MBAA, and is a Charter Member of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) as well as a NARF Member. Ancient wisdom comes alive in Mae’s “Traditional Medicine Ways” Apprenticeship Program through her company, 7Generations Botanical Medicine. Mae’s hobbies include lecturing on folk medicine, primitive skills, tracking and private investigations, herbal and native medicine, practicing yoga and martial arts, gardening and being in Nature with her husband, Undrea, their daughter Olivia Rain, their four chickens, and 10,000 honeybees.