Dr. Mary Bove brings more than 40 years of herbalism experience and 25 years of work as a naturopathic physician. Dr. Bove was previously the Director of Medical Education at Gaia Herbs before transitioning to her current role on the Scientific Advisory Board in 2019. Dr. Bove has worked closely with Gaia since the mid-1990s, imparting her wisdom and knowledge upon Gaia customers and retailers, Gaia Herbs team members and health-care professionals. Since starting her herbal journey at age 18, Dr. Mary Bove has held firm to three tenets: “Walk your talk, believe in the plants and practice herbalism every day in your life.” Plants have a way of drawing you in, she believes. Her expertise runs deep, and she shares it fervently and patiently. Dr. Bove trained in naturopathy both in the U.S. and Great Britain, after owning an herbal apothecary in her home state of Maine. She is the author of An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants and is co-author of Herbs for Women’s Health. As a midwife, Dr. Bove has been present at hundreds of homebirths, and her practice specialized in fertility and pediatric health. Her trailblazing work with herbal formulas for children led to her partnership with Gaia.