Trey Capnerhurst lived in Edmonton, Alberta for nearly 30 years and has worked as a non-standard health care practitioner, a ceramic artist, and a classically trained soprano. Two completed pregnancies with homebirths produced a revolutionary daughter and a precocious son.
Trained originally in petroleum engineering, Trey has since pursued interests in women’s studies, comparative religions, nutritive and herbal healing, environmental health and sustainability. She was the foundress of a directory of independent local businesses and agencies that empower healthy choices, and a local organic food co-op. She has also founded local, national and international web-based groups dedicated to personal and global healing. As a reconstructionist and reCreationist, most of her current research is focused in original material in folk traditions of religion, healing, luxuries especially in regards to women’s status and culture, music, garb, and other minutiae of daily lives of the past. As an activist, she has been honoured to serve as a candidate for the Green Party of Canada and Alberta in six elections, served on community boards and groups, and still performs for charity.
Trey has over 25 years experience in the non-conventional health industry as a professional apprenticed traditional healer. She is an expert dietician and nutritionist and a North American Standard master herbalist. Working almost entirely with the poorest and often most ill members of Edmonton, those usually with the fewest choices, she is a stanch proponent of public health care. She has committed herself to becoming a community-minded consciousness-raising facilitator dedicated to proven wisdom and intuitive knowledge, personal empowerment, and a widespread sense of community, particularly for women, on a global scale.