Jade Shutes is the Founder and Principal of the Northwest College for Herbal & Aromatic Studies. Jade holds a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy, Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology and Reflexology from the Raworth College of Natural Medicine in Dorking, UK, and a Diploma in Aromatherapy from the International Therapist Examining Board (IETC). In addition to over a decade of study and practice, she helped introduce aromatherapy to the United States. Jade is a popular speaker and co-initiated the creation of the National Steering Committee (now ARC) on Educational Standards. Jade currently served as Past President of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherpay.