Barbara Close, Founder and CEO of Naturopathica, is a wellness innovator, author and educator. A lifelong practitioner of the healing arts, she has a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Herbalism from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and holds credentials in esthetics, advanced massage and aromatherapy. Barbara has been a pioneering product architect for more than 20 years, creating skin care, body products, ingestibles and holistic health treatments that inspire individuals on their path to well-being. Barbara has authored two books, Pure Skin and Well Being. She is a recognized leader in the wellness industry and has been an expert resource for media outlets including The New York Times, Vogue, Forbes, Well+Good, NewBeauty and American Spa. Barbara holds degrees and certificates from Williams College, the Maryland University of Integrative Health, the New Mexico Academy of Advanced Healing Arts and the International Dermal Institute.