Meet The Founders

Katie has a history of working with plants. Along with growing up in a country setting, some of her earliest jobs were in floral design and managing flower shops. In college, Katie began studying horticulture and landscape design, while simultaneously learning about holistic health practices. Her curiosities in ancient, nature-based spirituality led her to herbalism, which eventually led to her enrolling in a certification program through Rosemary Gladstar's The Science and Art of Herbalism.

At the inception of Heart + Soil, Katie earned certifications in Organic Skincare Formulation through Formula Botanica, an accredited online Organic Cosmetic Science School based in the UK.

Initially she started out pursuing clinical training but eventually her interest shifted to self-care. She started out making balms, teas, bath salts, and creams and after  Heart + Soil.

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Katie has a history of working with plants. Along with growing up in a country setting, some of her earliest jobs were in floral design and managing flower shops. In college, Katie began studying horticulture and landscape design, while simultaneously learning about holistic health practices. Her curiosities in ancient, nature-based spirituality led her to herbalism, which eventually led to her enrolling in a certification program through Rosemary Gladstar's The Science and Art of Herbalism.

At the inception of Heart + Soil, Katie earned certifications in Organic Skincare Formulation through Formula Botanica, an accredited online Organic Cosmetic Science School based in the UK.

Initially she started out pursuing clinical training but eventually her interest shifted to self-care. She started out making balms, teas, bath salts, and creams and after  Heart + Soil.

After a year of perfecting formulations and a foundation with the branding, H+S officially launched into the green skincare market in 2018.  

Katie has carefully crafted her formulas to represent her journey through herbalism, honoring the whole-plant philosophy, and keeping ingredient lists minimal. She also believes that the most nutrient-dense plants live right in our back yard, leaving the need to harvest plants from exotic ecosystems to the wayside. The formulas contain common nutritive herbs such as Nettle, Comfrey, Calendula, Alfalfa, and Milky Oats. All of these plants grow in abundance in North America. 

Katie's passion lies in phytochemistry and all the many benefits that the plants provide us. Inside and out. 

 


Thomas Duane is the co-founder of Heart + Soil. He has an extensive background in marketing and advertising with a graphic design degree from SCAD University. He has worked for several firms in the Denver area and left his career in 2010 to pursue painting.

At the inception of Heart + Soil, Katie earned certifications in Organic Skincare Formulation through Formula Botanica, an accredited online Organic Cosmetic Science School based in the UK.
After a year of perfecting formulations and a foundation with the branding, H+S officially launched into the green skincare market in 2018.  

Katie has carefully crafted her formulas to represent her journey through herbalism, honoring the whole-plant philosophy, and keeping ingredient lists minimal. She also believes that the most nutrient-dense plants live right in our back yard, leaving the need to harvest plants from exotic ecosystems to the wayside. The formulas contain common nutritive herbs such as Nettle, Comfrey, Calendula, Alfalfa, and Milky Oats. All of these plants grow in abundance in North America.

Katie's passion lies in phytochemistry and all the many benefits that the plants provide us. Inside and out.

Katie and Tom currently reside together in Bucks County, PA, with their two cats, Ommy + Ziggy.