Mally Strong

Mally Strong started Mountain Medicine Directory on the eve of the recession  in 2007–and because the magazine provides value, has managed to build a thriving publication.  Mally went to CRMS, and graduated from St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM/Annapolis MD with a Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts.  She has a passion for education, public policy, and community life,–and all these facets come into play in her work on the magazine.  Mally belongs to Aspen Poets Society, is a member of the Great Books Club at Carbondale Library, & regularly substitute teaches, after several years of teaching in the Montessori Program.  Cooking and eating out are passions–as well as reading late into the night.  Homer & Jemima Strong, her children attended Waldorf  & CRMS.  Homer, 24, graduated from Reed in Mathematics in 2010 and lives in Portalnd OR and Jemima,21, is a Junior at St. John’s College in Santa Fe. Mally’s grandfather, Frank Mechau, did the mural in the Carbondale Post Office–and her grandmother, Paula Mechau, started the Crystal River Conservation Society & established the CRMS library.

Favorite Reads:  Lives of the Early Roman’s, Plutarch/History of the English Speaking Peoples, Churchill/ Checkov, Troyatt.

“Passive resistance could never have worked against Hitler, there are real limitations.”    Mahatma Gandhi



Erica Schaffer

Erica Schaffer is the Content Manager at Mountain Medicine Directory & Consumer Guide. In this role, Erica looks after all aspects of production, including acting as liaison between writers, photographers, editors and advertisers, as well as providing a keen skill for organization, time management, technological savvy, and attention to detail. Passionate about publication design and its possibilities, Erica provides innumerable services that help Mountain Medicine Directory balance successful production, as well as developing advertisements, content, copy writing and branding for its clients.

Erica is a qualified Graphic Designer and holds a Bachelor’s of Art degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She graduated with a 3.5 GPA and established UNLV’s first student AIGA organization, and was elected President in her graduating year.

Prior to starting joining the Mountain Medicine Directory team, Erica spent over a year as a Production Assistant, Production Coordinator and finally Project Manager for Grand Valley Magazine.

To contact Erica please email her at








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