Tangled Roots Herbal
Herbal & Metaphysical Gift Shop
About Karen Steuer, Owner
It’s my pleasure to continue the beautiful journey Sheryl Burns started here at Tangled Roots Herbal. I come at herbalism through nearly 20 years of self-study and using herbs and botanicals to build a thriving soap and skincare business (Hemlock Springs Soaps).
My background couldn’t be more removed from Herbalism…I started my professional life in college admissions, flirted with corporate sales (and didn’t really enjoy it!) and spent several years as a Training Consultant for a large University in Boston. After that, I spent a few years working with school districts around the country creating professional development training programs for K-12 teachers.
But herbalism and working with natural ingredients has always been something I’ve just done. I started making soap in 1999, and fell in love with the process and the possibilities. Then I started to learn how to make creams, lotions, balms, salves, tinctures, natural cleaning products and then in 2013 took my passion full time and spent the past 5+ years building Hemlock Springs Soaps.
A chance conversation with Sheryl in the spring of 2018 lead my husband (Paul) and I to seriously consider stepping into the huge shoes Sheryl and Tim created here, and became official in November 2018.
I’m ever so thankful for the warm welcome, and hope to spread the warm embrace, learn from you and with you as my journey here begins.
Angela M Messier, Assistant Manager
Angela is a licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master/Teacher, Herbalist, and practicing Hedge Witch with a deep love of all things weird and mystical. She is absolutely thrilled to step into the role of Assistant Manager for the shop that is so much her second home, and also enjoys seeing private massage & energy work clients and teaching classes for the amazing shop community.
As a child, Angela loved all things holistic and magical; she started by collecting plants and stones from her backyard for her “special altar”, and would spend afternoons climbing trees and communing with the faeries. She spent her formative years collecting knowledge in a variety of spiritual and magickal topics, and combines this mixing pot of techniques to help clients and customers with holistic self care, mental health, and personal empowerment through spirituality and witchcraft. Outside of Tangled Roots Herbal, she continues this work through online video content on sites like YouTube and TikTok.
Science and technology often find their way into her classes and lessons; Angela is a self-professed huge geek! (Just look out for all the pop culture t-shirts she likes to wear while working!) She spends her spare time volunteering with Extra Life, a charity comprised of gamers and geeks playing games to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Extra Life and Tangled Roots Herbal are her happy places, along with anywhere she can get snuggles from her daughter Morgan, aka The Witchlet.
Lori Haynes is a Certified Medium, Psychic, and Healer. She has an extensive career as an early childhood teacher. She worked as a co-facilitator in therapy groups for children healing from abuse and the "Visions of Hope Project," which was an Expressive Art Program that assisted the children in using Art to heal. She has been a Teacher, Parent Liaison, Education Specialist, as well as a teacher of Metaphysical Spirituality at the Sarasota Center of Light.
Lori has training and experience in Massage, Reiki and Vibrational Healing. She has studied and apprenticed in Advanced Healing with Rev. Lisa Johnson who studies under Harry Edwards, Spiritual Healer, Teacher & Author Extraordinaire. He founded the Harry Edwards Spiritual Sanctuary at Shere, Surrrey in England.
Lori works closely with the Guardians of Light, a loving group of Angels and Master Teachers who are here to assist those here on Earth in learning and living in the Vibration of Love!
Sheilagh Cruickshank is an urban herbalist, teacher and small-space gardener who has been working with and learning from the plants for nearly 20 years. During that time she studied with Rosemary Gladstar, completing the Science and Art of Herbalism Apprenticeship, Advanced Herbal Training and Ecstasy of Teaching programs. An herbal instructor throughout the North Shore of Massachusetts, Sheilagh has co-taught an apprenticeship program at The Green Witch School of Herbalism for over 10 years and offered workshops at The International Herb Symposium, The New England Women’s Herbal Conference and Herbstalk. She is currently a teacher for The Science and Art of Herbalism on-line course. As a free-lance writer, she has contributed pieces to The Herb Quarterly and various herbal - based blogs. Sheilagh is delighted to share the joy, empowerment and self-care that connecting with the plants can bring!