Growing up in the Bay Area Maya loved making magic potions with plants and flowers gathered from her backyard. She spent summers among the majestic redwood trees in the Santa Cruz mountains at summer camp where she developed an appreciation for the soothing rhythms of nature.
Maya didn’t realize how much she needed sunshine and redwood trees until she spent 4 cold winters in Boston. After a post college stint in New York City, cut short by the tragedy of 9-11, Maya returned to the Bay Area and took solace in the simple pleasures of fresh produce, ocean air, and family. Inspired by her own healing journey, Maya got her Masters in Holistic Health Education at John F. Kennedy University to broaden her understanding of the mind, body, and spirit connection.
When a family member got diagnosed with a terminal illness, Maya and her husband had the epiphany that life’s too short to not live it the way they envisioned for themselves and their new family. They hightailed it to Sonoma County to raise their children in a vibrant agricultural community and enjoy a slower pace of life. Living among vineyards, forests, and pasture, Maya was inspired to co-create Bounty + Bloom with the intention to reconnect people to the earth and celebrate the power of plant medicine.