Meet Our Alchemists
Suzanne DeCarion, Founder, Chief Alchemist, Earth Alchemy Holistic Care
Suzanne DeCarion is a Healer Certified Cannabis Advisor, cannabis caregiver and founder of Earth Alchemy Holistic Care. She was catapulted into the cannabis world out of a necessity to help the loved ones in her life who were out of options. Her journey into advocacy began with the birth of her twin boys in 1994: A life threatening medical issue delivered to her an education she did not sign up for. But it was then that she discovered her gift of finding solutions after being told there are none. For the first five years of one of her son’s lives, she fought with every tool in her arsenal — western medicine, diet, prayer and meditation, alternative medicine, home-made salves — as he sat on the edge of life. Until he was 12, it was one health issue after the next and in 2007, he finally turned a corner.
Concurrently, other loved ones in her inner circle were dealing with life threatening health issues, from cancer to severe opiod addictions. After much research, cannabis oil was the miracle that began and continues to help them heal. After this discovery six years ago, Suzanne established the former Earth Alchemy Cannabis Collective, where she worked with hundreds of people, creating diagnosis-and strain-specific cannabis oil protocols for critically ill patients and those dealing with chronic conditions. She has also trained other cannabis caregivers to provide the same level of compassionate care. Together, Earth Alchemy Holistic Care caregivers have supported patients with everything from migraine headaches and sleep disorders to chronic pain, opioid addiction, autistic spectrum disorders, late stage cancer and even hospice care, helping individuals transition as peacefully as possible to their next journey.
Justine Amodeo, Caregiver/Alchemist
Justine Amodeo is a Healer Certified Cannabis Advisor, has been a journalist and magazine editor for 36 years, holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of California, Irvine and has been a student of Kashmir Shaivism and the Feminine Wisdom Tradition work of Nisha Bhairavi for many years. Her journey with cannabis began after her third diagnosis of cancer in 2010. At that point, she began to research every possible healing modality to supplement western medical treatment. Since then, she has been using EAHC products to remain cancer free and working with EAHC and our stable of doctors and holistic practitioners to help others navigate the complex world of cancer, disease and pain.
Jennifer Wong, Caregiver/Alchemist, WellBeing Facilitator, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, EFT, Mindfulness, Shamanic Practices
In 2006, after being diagnosed with a stroke, Jennifer Wong was determined to have her diagnosis changed from stroke to one-time oddity. She began a more regimented schedule of hypnosis, meditation, and other holistic modalities, spending 20 minutes a day practicing self-hypnosis visualizations of her MRI as totally normal and seeing the neurons in her brain finding new paths to reconnect. Three months later, her MRI came back totally clean. Since then, she has been teaching others the power of meditation and self-hypnosis. In 2008, she began teaching classes and leading groups at Alcohol and Drug Recovery Centers in California, as well as women’s groups, and offers individual sessions in hypnotherapy, meditation, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Reiki and Shamanic Healing Practices. A Mindful Schools Mindful Educator since 2016, Jennifer has created guided meditations and self-hypnosis techniques that reduce stress and increase peace of mind. Working with plant medicine at Earth Alchemy Holistic Care was in symbiotic relationship with her ongoing American shamanic practice.
Kelly Brown, Caregiver/Alchemist, Certified Natural Health Professional, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Digestive Health Specialist
Kelly Brown, aka The Happy Holistic, has had an interest in natural health his entire life. He is a Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP) as recognized by the National Association of Certified Natural Health Professionals, he has received certification as a Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level I from the CHEK Institute and has recently received certification in Enzyme Therapy as a Digestive Health Specialist from the Food Enzyme Institute. A student of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taoism, Nichiren Buddhism, Christianity, Quantum Physics, and other major ancient religions and spiritual practices that relate to happiness, health and the human condition, Kelly believes that happiness is a mostly lost art directly related to health and that it needs to be cultivated and cherished in society in the midst of the often brutal challenges of life on Earth. He also believes it is never too late to have a happy childhood.
Emma Herrera, Caregiver/Alchemist
Emma Herrera, an expert cannabis alchemist, began working for Earth Alchemy in January of 2018. Educated as an engineer, Emma’s interest in plant medicine began in her own family while caring for animals with critical illness and her compassionate care rolled over to humans.
Lori Camacho, Caregiver/Alchemist, Channel, Spiritual Teacher
Lori Camacho, co-owner of Awakenings Center for Conscious Living in Laguna Hills, Ca and Visions and Dreams in Costa Mesa, Ca, has been serving others with her gifts of clairvoyance and vibrational healing abilities since 2003 through in person workshops, spiritual development programs, private sessions and online classes. Driven to help others along their path to spiritual awakening, Lori believes that when the student is ready, the teacher appears and encourages those just opening to seek out a teacher that resonates deeply with their heart. She believes it’s essential to learn how to develop spiritual gifts and listen to inner wisdom throughout the journey.
Vijaya Stern, Caregiver/Alchemist, Ayurvedic Naturopath, CMT
Vijaya Stern, a teacher and practitioner of Ayurvedic Medicine, was introduced to cannabis medicine through her studies of Indian herbalism. Vijaya’s unique approach honors the whole being, so that there is an alignment of body, mind and spirit. She has served on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM) and has practiced in California, Hawaii, Idaho and New York. After graduating from Clayton College of Naturopathic Medicine, she devoted her main course of study to Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. Her advanced Ayurvedic studies were in India. Vijaya has taught Ayurveda and PanchaKarma (ayurvedic rejuvenation) at several massage schools, yoga studios and at The Soul Institute in Encinitas and the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine in Boston, MA.
Geanna Gongolez-Wood, Caregiver/Alchemist, Integrative Bodyworker and Death Midwife
Geanna Gonzales-Wood is a Priestess in the Woman Mysteries of the Ancient Future Sisterhood and the Tantric Dance of Feminine Power, a mystery school based in the studies of Feminist Spirituality and Goddess Herstory/Mythology and Ritual. She is also initiated into the Kaula Sri Vidya lineage and currently studies closely with Yogini adept Parvathi Nanda Nath Saraswati. She is a master of listening to the wisdom impulses of the body and serving their subtle energies for healing, rejuvenation and empowerment. She is certified in Sacred Crossings Death midwifery program and is a hospice volunteer and Home Funeral guide. Trained in Trigger Point Therapy Release, Cranial Sacral and Polarity Therapy among other modalities, Geanna has been working with cannabis medicine since she was 16 years old, creating tinctures for her clients, herself and her family.
Ken Wood, Caregiver/Alchemist, Horticulturist
Ken Wood has been cultivating, teaching and consulting in the cannabis industry for 15 years. He began working with cannabis in 1981, advocated for Proposition 215 and helped bring access to MMJ patients in the LA/OC/SFV areas. Ken’s passion and love for growing plants and herbs has led him to cultivate and work with a growing list of healing plant materials, making salves, lineaments, tinctures and oils. He implements safe and sane gardening practices ranging from organic to natural Korean and biodynamic using urban and sustainable techniques. Ken is a Sri Vidya practitioner studying with Nisha Bhairavi and has a daily Hatha yoga practice.
Christopher Amodeo, Caregiver/Alchemist, Rolfer
Christopher Amodeo is a former two-time board member of The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration and is an Advanced Certified Rolfer® in his 30th year of practice. Over his career, he has Rolfed people from all walks of life including rock stars, actors, dancers, CEOs and world-class athletes – but mostly, plenty of hard-working people that want to become more conscious and feel better in their own skin. He has appeared in Elle magazine, GQ, Coast Magazine, Surfing and The Orange County Register and was a contributor to The Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as the author of its Rolfing® chapter and was also a presenter for the first Lifefest Maui. Chris is an engaging communicator and feels that Rolfers, in addition to being highly skilled manually, need to be able to talk about the work intelligently and creatively. He always enjoys discussing and demonstrating the profound effects of Rolfing.
Pilar Chandler, Caregiver/Alchemist, Holistic Women's Health Specialist
Pilar Chandler’s Holistic Women’s Health practice fills many spaces that are left empty for women in today’s health care system. Where drugs and surgery are often the only discussed options for women with pelvic pain, menstrual disorders, pelvic organ prolapse & bladder dysfunction, she has had many successes with her natural approach. For couples dancing with fertility challenges, she has helped many conceive, whether using ART or natural conception. In breast care, Pilar has a complete protocol for prevention and keeping healthy breasts healthy. Her prenatal clients are supported with natural methods and pregnant clients are offered massage to support proper uterine alignment, which in turn supports an easier labor and birth. For women in their postpartum year, Pilar offers bodywork that helps the involution of the womb, sacrum and tailbone pain, hormonal balance and healthy abundant breast milk. Peri-menopausal and menopausal clients are helped with natural methods of herbal formulas, lifestyle adjustments and bodywork to support this right of passage. She has also helped those with trauma and sexual dysfunction to unravel the tension and trauma from the body and be able to open receive and heal.