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Meet Megan

Megan Barbera is a New York-based clinical social worker and founder of Wellness + Creativity, which specializes in collaborative mental health therapy for adults. Megan is also a performing songwriter. She holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work. She has dual clinical licensure in Colorado and New York and brings over twenty years of experience to her work. She especially enjoys helping healers, teachers, seekers, visionaries, and artists of all mediums. In both facets of her work, Megan strives to model warmth, kindness and authenticity.


Megan’s post-graduate education has been on anxiety reduction, mood regulation, whole person wellness, and body-centered trauma resolution. She is a contributing author to Reverence in the Healing Process: Honoring Strengths Without Trivializing Suffering edited by esteemed clinical psychologist and former director of the New York Association for Play Therapy, David Crenshaw, PhD. She has also trained with Bessel van der Kolk, MD and Bruce Perry, MD, renowned neuroscientists, whose work on the impact of trauma on the developing brain have guided clinical practice, programs and policy across the world. Megan is a long-time practitioner of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has received advanced training in Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems Theory, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), all powerful treatment modalities that promote trauma resolution. Currently, Megan serves as a trustee on the Rhinebeck Board of Education in New York’s Hudson Valley, where she is a member of their K-12 Mental Health Advisory Committee.


As a songwriter, Megan explores themes of relationships, the meaning of life, and the passage of time. She is a 2021 International Songwriting Competition semi-finalist and a 2021 featured artist for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Her songs have earned ad placements with brands such as Naturalizer Shoes, San Miguel Beverage Co. and Australian clothing line Mela Purdie. She has been honored to offer her time and music performance to numerous non-profit agencies focusing on equity, child advocacy, public health, animal welfare, and environmental conservation. Her fourth studio album, a collaboration with fellow songwriter, Brad Armstrong, will be released on Cornelius Chapel Records in Spring 2024.


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Meet Carole

Our Nomad Botanicals Founder, Carole Addison-Goyne, has been in the aromatherapy, botanical perfumery, and natural products field for the past three decades. She has been fortunate to study with world-renowned mentors along her path, including Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD and Mandy Aftel, who are both international authorities and best-selling authors in their fields. Carole apprenticed and worked with Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD for years, teaching aromatherapy certification seminars and overseeing his essential oil business. Carole has also received several Natural Perfumery Slow Scent® Certifications from Mandy Aftel and continues to find some of her greatest joy in teaching about this timeless craft. Additionally, Carole was influenced by the pioneering botanical legacy of Horst Rechelbacher during her 15-year tenure as an executive with Aveda.


Through the years, Carole and her husband, Scott, have distilled essential oils in Northern California, and they were also engaged in the development of bringing to market medicinal and aromatic plants from Morocco, through a USAID project. In the midst of all of these endeavors, Carole earned her MBA and also followed her nose to Aveda where she led teams across the Pacific Northwest. Through Carole's collective experiences, the concept of Nomad Botanicals was born. With a dream team beside her, the Nomad journey continues to evolve with vibrancy each day. Creating and sharing high quality aromatherapy lifestyle products with people around the world is Carole's dream come true.


Outside of Nomad Botanicals, Carole is a Director on the Board of Directors for HenHouse Brewing Company, which she and her husband co-founded after converting some of their essential oil stills into brewing equipment. She has also dedicated herself to community service, from chairing the MBA Alumni Forum at Sonoma State University in recent years to her current stewardship, serving as Secretary on the Board of the Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers' Market. Carole's involvement in her local community reflects her core values of being grateful and giving back.

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