Cameron Strouss

Owner, Functional Clinical Herbalist, RH (AHG), Level 1 Aromatherapist

She is the owner and founder of Deep Roots Apotheké & Clinic and has been studying herbal medicine for eight years and has over 4,000 hours of Sciences and Herbal Education. Cameron is a graduate of the University of Montevallo with a Biology Degree and Environmental Studies Minor, the Southeastern Institute for Traditional Herbal Studies and The Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine with her Clinical Herbal Certification. She was recently awarded the professional distinction of Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild (denoted RH, (AHG)) as well as the distinction of FH or Functional Herbalist. She also recently completed her 100 hour aromatherapy certification through the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies and is now a Level 1 Certified Aromatherapist.

Cameron has worked with Southern folk Herbalist Darryl Patton and Thomas Easley and held internships at The Birmingham Botanical GardensHerb Pharm in Williams, Oregon, The Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. She also co-managed All is Well Health and Inspirations in Andalusia, AL. She offers consultations at two offices; Deep Roots Apotheké and Clinic in Montevallo, AL and Embody Practice Center in Birmingham, AL.  She has taught at various venues around the Birmingham Area such as Deep Roots Apotheké and Clinic, Petals from the Past, Golden Temple, Organic Harvest, The Birmingham Botanical Garden, Fearless Fest, and Embody Practice Center.

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Alyssa Dalos

Functional Clinical Herbalist (FH)/Garden Manager

Alyssa found her way to herbalism by way of organic farming, realizing that she was as interested in what the “weeds” were up to as the crops she was supposed to be cultivating! While teaching hands-on garden education at Jones Valley Teaching Farm, she fed her profound love of science, plants and cooking by connecting Birmingham City School students to food, farming, and the culinary arts through standards-based lessons and after-school programs. If plants were her second love, languages were her first. At Virginia Commonwealth University, Alyssa studied legal and medical interpretation and graduated at the top of her class with a certification in Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation and a minor in Arabic. She completed her clinical training at the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine, where she earned the distinction of Functional Herbalist (FH). She also studied briefly at the Appalachian Center for Natural Health in Arab, AL.

Alyssa integrates the rich tradition of Western Herbalism with movement and exercise therapies, clinical nutrition and functional medicine. She endeavors to blend the best of these fields while working to deconstruct the aspects of herbalism and its history that are colonialist, patriarchal and otherwise problematic. She is deeply invested in working with clients to build a preventative, compassionate model of care that addresses the root causes of illness and discomfort in an effective and comprehensive way. Alyssa has a bottomless and enduring love for movement and an affinity for wild things, which she feeds by practicing mixed martial arts, hiking, scuba diving, swimming, and searching the woods for reptiles with her partner, Ben.

She offers consultations in Birmingham and manages the medicinal garden operation in Montevallo.

To schedule an appointment: 205-790-3285 (Option 1)


Crystal Altfeld

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

Crystal is a wife and mother to a beautiful family. She is a lover of plants and natural health. Crystal is super excited to be a part of the Deep Roots Team and helping to bring what we offer to a wider community and learning more about herbal medicines in the process. 

Crystal is who you call to schedule appointments, inquire about our mentorship program, Family Herbalist Program, and hosting a class, as well as any general questions, comments, or concerns. 

205.790.3285 (Option 1)



Domenique Price

Apothecary & Shop Manager in Training/ Clinical Herbalist in Training

Domenique has known from a young age that she would have a career working with and in nature. She is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Management. She gained an interest in plants while working at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge while assisting in surveys of Monarch butterflies and Frosted flatwood salamanders (both endangered species). Domenique recognized how important plant diversity is to the native fauna. She also began shadowing a Park Ranger at the refuge who was extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of Florida, specifically identifying medicinal plants and their uses. She discovered everything we need to maintain our health can be found in plants. This was the beginning of it all!

Today, she desires to further her knowledge and experience in herbal medicine and desires to also bridge the gap for low income communities.

She is who you call if you need to re-order formulas or if you have questions about our online store offerings as well as any wholesale information. 

205-790-3285 (Option 2)



Heather Kendrick

Apothecary Assistant & Team Member

Heather is a native Montevalloian and veteran massage therapist of 13 years. She has a degree from UAB in Environmental Science and her intensive herbal journey began with Cameron's 10 Week Medicine Making Course.  She looks forward to continuing her journey learning about plant medicine.  Heather is excited to support Deep Roots in serving people through herbal medicines and health empowerment.

She is often found helping Deep Roots thrive at the apothecary and at Pepper Place Farmers Market in Birmingham!


Cortney Perrine

Licenced Massage Therapist #3325

A lifelong resident of Shelby County, Cortney graduated Birmingham School of  Massage in 2011. From there she began work as an MT in Hoover and have found it to be an immensely rewarding career. She grew up receiving frequent chiropractic care. Early on Cortney understood the importance of care for our musculoskeletal body. Our discomfort deserves our attention. Listening, and being aware of our physical bodies is a step towards a more balanced, enriched life. In 2017 she graduated from yoga teacher training with Here Now Yoga, furthering her understanding of the mind body connection and mechanics of movement.  After the birth of her daughter and a recent move to Montevallo, Cortney is excited to get back to this fulfilling work by joining Deep Roots. She will be at the clinic Wed-Fri 2:00-5:30, and available on weekends as needed.

Rates are $70/hour

$40/half hour

$110/90 min

Please call 205.790.3285 (option 1) or email deeprootsoffice@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.