Alexis Durham

Director of Education | 301-588-1171 x109

Alexis Durham is an herbalist, teacher, gardener, and avid lover of the herbal industry. As Director of Education for the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), she develops and manages AHPA’s educational programs in addition to planning and coordinating AHPA meetings and events. Her work ensures that members are well informed of issues impacting the industry and that members have forums to collaborate with each other and AHPA staff.

Durham earned her B.Sc. in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University and began teaching about herbs while serving as Education Coordinator for the American Botanical Council in Austin, TX. A desire to learn more from the plants themselves brought her to southern Oregon, where she worked for Horizon Herbs and taught for Herb Pharm’s Herbaculture internship program. She also coordinated the 23rd Annual Symposium for the American Herbalists Guild and served as Bastyr University’s garden supervisor and adjunct faculty, as well as program coordinator for the Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design, teaching students to create healing landscapes with medicinal and edible plants.

Durham spent the last several years working at Herb Pharm, most recently as their Director of Botanical Affairs, where she was involved with herbal education, regulatory compliance, product development and community engagement. She continues to teach at herb schools, universities and community events.