About our Small Family Business - Ageless Herbs
We are a small family business specializing in high quality Chinese herbal formulas made with organic ingredients.
Catherine is the founder, owner and CEO of Ageless Herbs. A registered herbalist and nationally board certified licenced acupuncturist she started the company to provide
"...formulas that are safe and effective enough to give to my children, and I do."
Catherine has been an herbalist for over 30 years, an acupuncturist for over a decade and is currently working on her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)
Catherine's full bio here
Catherine’s husband Bill received his BA from Mercy College in English Literature, but immediately went to work building pole barns upon graduation and followed his dream of being a carpenter. He spent over 20 years in the construction field, but now manages the manufacturing and shipping of products for Ageless Herbs. He is also the head technician doing all of our carpentry and plumbing work. Although not much of a herb farmer you'll never catch him without a smile on his face.
Billy Timmy Olivia and Emmit
Ageless herbs is a family business and our children have helped in all aspects of the business. While they are all out of the house they still come and work often.
Emmit (original co-founder) finished his degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) at Appalachian State University in 2011. Although currently employed at the North Carolina General Assembly as IT support, Emmit will be moving out to San Jose and Silicon Valley with his long term girlfriend to pursue dreams and adventures. Emmit will still serve as our CTO, webmaster, internet marketing consultant, and occasional gardener. Emmit grew up on an organic herb farm and swore for years that he would never be an herb farmer; the irony has already settled in on him.
Check out Emmit's IT website at Great Thymes Media
Olivia is our organizational freak and has helped to keep the paperwork in order over the years. She too is determined not to be an herb farmer and is in her senior year studying political science at NC State. She loves her mom’s handmade soaps sold at the farm, especially the one with pure lavender essential oil.
Billy helped plant gardens up until he was hired as a police officer! Billy and wife had their first child in the winter of 2013; we were pleased to welcome a healthy baby boy into the family. He suffered with some fevers and colds early on, but once Catherine set the new family up with herbal bath remedies he hasn't been back to the hospital! Billy served as a Marine in Afghanistan and he loves the fungal salve that Catherine makes with walnut hulls; she sent a dozen bottles to Billy and his buddies as they said it was the only thing that cleared up their athletes foot from wearing boots all day. Billy helps out with manufacturing on his days off from the force.
Timmy has taken over as our master tea-pill maker and manufacturing specialist. He has been with us for quite a few years now, and we estimate that he has made over a billion tea-pills. Timmy is working on a Degree in Finance at UNC-Charlotte where he and his new wife are living. Timmy still helps out with manufacturing when he does not have a test to study for.
Granny is 86 and still going strong, helping with weeding and watering around the farm every day. She worked as a public health nurse during the 50's and 60’s in Chinatown and the Haight-Ashbury District in San Francisco; we think that this influence from the womb may have had something to do with Catherine's path. She first received her BA from Peabody-Vanderbilt University in Nursing. After receiving her Masters in Public Health administration from UC Berkeley,she was a public health department administrator through the 70’s and 80’s. She loves Bamboo Bend formula and Great Mender formula and says they keep her on the move. Granny loves painting, eating, and telling hilarious stories. She goes to yoga class every week.
This is Catherine and Bill's gardens! You can check out our Swan Creek farm products here