Lee-Ann Chevrette was born and raised in northern Ontario. She spent her childhood and adolescence exploring the forest surrounding her father's remote camp, south of Timmins, where her curiosity and love of plants, trees and wild places was awakened and nurtured.
This love has deepened over the years, as she has explored a number of dimensions of the botanical world, including forest and plant ecology, botany, herbalism, ethnobotany, and wild edible and medicinal plants. Her most recent wonderings and wanderings are exploring the realm of plant behaviour and intelligence.
Lee-Ann has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology & Environmental Protection from the University of Guelph and a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from Lakehead University (Northern Environments & Cultures). She spent a decade working as a forest ecologist, wildlife researcher and environmental educator in northern Ontario, British Columbia, the Yukon, and the western Arctic region of the Northwest Territories-where she had the privilege of living and working with the Gwich'in people. She has also spent time in the tropical rainforests of Guatemala and the Brazilian Amazon, where she studied plants, and paddled her canoe.
She is a Chartered Herbalist through Dominion Herbal College in Vancouver, and is currently training with the Global Institute of Forest Therapy (GIFT) to become a certified Forest Therapy Guide.
Lee-Ann lives with her husband and teenagers in Thunder Bay, where she continues to be inspired by the rugged beauty of the north shore of Lake Superior and the Canadian Shield. Boreal Forest Teas keeps Lee-Ann exploring and learning and playing outside. She also loves to garden, care for her house plants, take photos of plants and trees, and occasionally paint...you guessed it-plants and trees.