Kelsey Crawford is a certified wholistic nutritionist (CN), herbalist, level III Usui Reiki practitioner, food writer & photographer, and visual artist. She founded Go Forth Culture in 2013, and has been providing nutrition counseling and workshops in her community for the past five years.
She began her educational journey into wholistic wellness by becoming the youngest graduate of the Juut (Aveda) Institute’s Ayurvedic based self-care curriculum, in 1992 at the age of 13. Throughout her teens, Kelsey worked as an intern on her aunts ranch in Southern Oregon, studying native plants and learning the basics of biodynamic farming. After spending nearly 20 years in the culinary industry, and as a touring musician, Kelsey then returned to school and earned her nutrition certification from the Wellspring School for Healing Arts, in their extensive wholistic nutrition program. After graduating in 2016, Kelsey was then hired by the Wellspring School for Healing Arts as their social media manager, and continued to do so for two more years.
She has continued her education in herbal formulations through NUNM (National University of Natural Medicine), as well as caring for cancer, women’s wellness, and medicinal herbs in culinary application, through the Wellspring School for Healing Arts. Kelsey was first introduced to universal energy work in 2008 by her mother-in-law, a Level lll Reiki Master. She recently completed her formal Reiki training and received her certification in the new year, however her informal education in energy work has been ongoing for over a decade.
Areas of interest include, working with individuals who are navigating living with food allergies or sensitivities, picky eaters of all ages, sleep hygiene, grocery budgeting, cooking for one, nutrition for individuals who travel for a living, tapping into a deeper connection through nourishment, bringing creativity into cooking, and exploring Portland’s culinary & restaurant scene. Her passion for highlighting joy, culture, and imagination in nutrition, is informed by her philosophy that creative expression comes in all forms as a fundamental element of wholistic health.