Holly Beatie enjoyed a twenty-year athletic career, mastering many competitive sports, winning over 200 races in a variety of events, and even brought home the first world championship medal for the U.S. in Biathlon. She is America's first female Biathlete, pioneering the sport by competing in the mens' events, opening the door for other women to come out and get involved with this complex, challenging sport.
After retiring from competitive sports in 1997, Holly embarked on an inward journey of healing and discovery. Having a strong affinity for nature and the outdoors, she has mastered the use of plant-based materials to create an extensive line of Earth-friendly healing products including flower essence formulas, medicinal balms and salves, aromatherapy, natural perfumes, and body care. She incorporates wild plants from the Sierra into many of her formulas as a testament to the healing powers of plants that are readily available to everyone.
Currently, Holly manages over 100 products in her line of High Sierra Botanicals and when she's out on the trails, is a sharp shooter with a camera instead of a rifle.
Holly Beatie: "I did not consciously set out to become a healer or personal care product maker. My journey into the world of plants and their incredible healing gifts has been guided by higher forces. These energies have taught me to pay attention on many subtle levels and eventually learn to self-nurture, receive, and believe in the higher principles of Love and Light."
High Sierra Botanicals products are brought to life through a cooperative, guided process of love, heart, and intention.
"I am an extensive back-country explorer of the High Sierra in all seasons and consider myself a steward of these mountains. I am a member of the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue team, have led many hikes for Elderhostle and other organizations, am trained in avalanche and wilderness medicine skills as well as plant and animal identification."
"I am a prolific researcher and am always fascinated and interested in new information about plants and their many and varied uses. Often, information tends to find me at appropriate times, which re-affirms my belief in the magic and guidance that is always there and available to us if we can hear and feel it."