Hi! I’m Kerry Brock. I am a born again, Bible believing Christian. I married my best friend, Davy Brock, in 2014 and took over ownership of Shawnee Moon in the same year; though I completed my herbalist certification 2 years before.
My absolutely favorite things are quiet days spent in the sunshine, sipping coffee, perhaps with a journal in hand, a close friend nearby, preferably surrounded by plants.
I was home-schooled since second grade and I flourished in the one-on-one, flexible yet focused education environment my parents cultivated. They taught me all the basics, reading-writing-arrhythmic, but they also taught me how to learn and instilled in me a love for learning that to this day I can’t shake. (Nor would I want to if I could!).
With my parents being interested in nutrition and alternative health since I was very young, I have grown up on wholegrain, homemade bread and essential oils. I remember watching my Mom pour over books and articles, and searching the local library to learn more about herbs; these amazing plants that God had provided for our good and our family’s wellness. As a self-taught herbalist and natural teacher, she was always sharing her knowledge with us. I had the good fortune to peer over her shoulder and help mix up tinctures by the phase of the moon, learning what herbs were good for what, how to identify them in the wild and then actually use the preparations in our daily life.
In 2010, when the option to study under Victoria Fortner at Shawnee Moon School of Herbal Medicine presented itself, I knew it would be an invaluable experience and I was excited to add to my knowledge of herbs and alternative health. The course exceeded my expectations of the depth of subjects and all she learned. I graduated the herbal course as a Certified Herbalist in fall of 2012.
Following my graduation I was honored with the position of General Manager of Shawnee Moon. I had the good fortune of working alongside Victoria for 2 more years as her employee. I was continually learning from her.
In the fall 2014, Victoria passed away after a three year battle with cancer. She left figuratively large shoes to fill, and every day I feel like I don’t measure up. I continue to try my hardest to honor her work, while bringing my own personal values and goals to the business. It is an honor and a privilege to be trusted to carry on Victoria’s herbal legacy, work, and her passion for herbs and healing.