Tory began his journey with Goldthread over five years ago with a visit to the Goldthread herb farm. He had an epiphany in that moment that plants were an integral piece of the puzzle in the ever-changing landscape of our planet and how we as humans interact with the world we live in. He immediately immersed himself in understanding plant medicine through a seven-month internship with Goldthread along with complimentary holistic medicine studies over the next few years. Tory is a certified permaculture designer and spent several years living in an eco-village in western Massachusetts where he gained first hand experience in sustainable living, tending herb and vegetable gardens, and realizing the impact of a regenerative community. He is an ardent traveler and takes every opportunity he can to immerse himself in other cultures and understand how people around the world use traditional plant medicine. He is also an avid mountain biker, triathlete, and winter sports enthusiast who uses herbal medicine and plants daily to stay healthy with his active lifestyle. Before joining the Goldthread team, Tory spent over a decade in retail and project management throughout Texas and New England. He brings his passion for bringing projects from an idea to actualization by overseeing Goldthreads daily operations from production to sourcing, and everything in between. Tory completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs school of Business.