Listen to the Replay of the Teleseminar:
A conversation about American Herbalists, Herbal Conferences and the reasons for going to them.
Jay Johnson graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1962. He worked in Seattle radio and in 1970 became General Manager of KTW and KTW-FM and held that position for five years. In 1975 he changed careers and became Executive Director of the Northwest Academy of Preventive Medicine until 1984. During that time he used his background in radio to team with Dr. Jeffrey Bland to produce a monthly audio update on nutritional research for physicians. That audio report is now in its 34th year of production and has never missed a monthly deadline. Also, in 1982 he began audio recording naturopathic conferences and then added herbal and other alternative health meetings to the recording schedule. In 1984 he left the NAPM to offer recording services to conferences full time and formed the company Tree Farm Communications, Inc. Jay is not an herbalist, but has been awarded honorary Master Herbalist status by Dominion Herbal College for contribution to the advancement of herbal education. In 1979 Jay married the owner of a local health food store, Bridget Doris Thompson. Today the two of them work as a team running Tree Farm Communications. Jay has been a life-long motorcyclist. He owns a very rare touring motorcycle, the Suzuki Cavalcade. Less than 9,000 of these heavy touring class bikes were built in the mid-1980s. In 1999 he and another owner in Florida formed an owner's association for this particular motorcycle. He organizes annual rallies, and maintains an online e-group of over 3,600 members worldwide. Jay served two terms as president of the Northwest region of the health food store trade association, The National Nutritional Foods Association and also served on its national board. Jay additionally has served two terms as president of the trade association for conference recording companies, The International Society of Communications Specialists. He is a member of Meeting Planners International.
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