Ezza Valdez, a senior team leader at The Alchemist’s Kitchen, has always been an explorer with a creative passion for “doing it on your own”, now popularized as the DIY movement. Growing up in the Philippines, she remembers how she rallied her friends to adventures in outdoor cooking (using milk cans as pots), paper doll theatrics and making their own musical instruments for caroling. “You can make beautiful music with a wire and a ton of bottle caps”. When teaching, she brings a joyful and an inspired sense of accomplishment when hosting classes and workshops. As V.P. of Business Development for The Alchemist’s Kitchen, she has had the opportunity to work with leading herbalists in the country and is currently preparing for the launch of an herbalist and CBD training program for holistic practitioners and frazzled urban citizens that will commence in early 2020.