Expert Instructors and Support

Essence of Thyme
— Faculty —

Core Instructors

Colleen Thompson RA

Colleen Thompson, RA, MIFPA


Founder

Colleen has been a passionate and highly respected aromatherapy educator for over 25 years.

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Kelly Ablard, RA, PhD

Kelly Ablard, RA, PhD, MIFPA


Co-Principal

As a Conservation Aromatherapist™, Kelly has been an aromatherapy educator and conservation biologist for over 12 years.

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Supporting Instructors

Dr. Florian Birkmayer & Cathy Skipper

Dr. Florian Birkmayer &
Cathy Skipper


Psychiatry and Alchemy Experts

Lesson on addiction and essential oils for the Professional Online Certification Program

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Ann Harman

Ann Harman


Hydrosol Expert

Lessons on hydrosols for the Professional and Master's Level Online Certification Programs

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Madeleine Kerkhof

Madeleine Kerkhof


CO2 Extract and
Palliative Care Expert

Lessons on CO2 extracts for the Professional and Master's Level Online Certification Programs

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Gabriel Mojay

Gabriel Mojay


Traditional Chinese Medicine and
Fragrance Energetics Expert

Guest presenter for EOT’s live monthly lectures, which are recorded and accessible to students indefinitely.

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Benoit Roger, PhD

Benoit Roger, PhD


Organic Chemistry and
Distillation Expert

Instructor for the Advanced Aromatherapy Science Program: Ecology and Pharmacology of Essential Oils from the Plant to the Clinic (coming soon!)

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Marco Valussi

Marco Valussi


Distillation and Essential Oil
Science Expert

Instructor for the Advanced Aromatherapy Science Program: Ecology and Pharmacology of Essential Oils from the Plant to the Clinic (coming soon!)

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Support Team

Emelia Thompson

Emelia Thompson


Social Media Manager

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ANGIE KENNEDY

Angie Kennedy, CAAP


Case Study Team Leader

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Yvonne Brodka

Yvonne Brodka


Mentor

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Wendie MacQuarrie


Mentor

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Holly Sokoloski, Essence of Thyme Mentor

Holly Sokoloski


Social Media Coordinator

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