Cameron Strouss

Owner, Clinical Herbalist

Cameron is an herbalist, medicine maker, wildcrafter, and teacher dedicated to educating and empowering people in reclaiming their health through herbal medicine and whole foods. She offers consultations at two  offices; The Chiropractic Center in Calera, AL, and Embody Practice Center in Birmingham, AL.  She teaches at various venues around the Birmingham Area such as Petals from the Past, Golden Temple, Organic Harvest, The Birmingham Botanical Garden, and Embody Practice Center. 


Crystal Altfeld

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

Crystal is a mother of two beautiful children and wife to a wonderful husband. 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 volunteer program or hosting a class, as well as any general questions, comments, or concerns. 

Thank you Crystal! We are so excited to have you!




Heather Kendrick

Apothecary Manager and Orders

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 9 Week Medicine Making Course.  She looks forward to continuing her journey as Apothecary Manager.  Heather is excited to support Deep Roots in serving people through herbal medicines and health empowerment.

She is who you call is you need to re-order formulas as a clinic client or if you have questions about our online store offerings. 




Kecia Elrod 

Garden Manager

Kecia inherited her green thump from her parents and grandparents who owned a 350 acre farm in the small community of Wayside, just outside of Winfield Al. The garden is her happy and healing place. She retired due to her autoimmune diseases, Lupus, Sjigren’s and Raynaud’s. Through the use of herbs, homegrown vegetables, whole food supplements and chiropractic care her conditions have tremendously improved over the past few years. Kecia is so excited about helping others heal through growing many of our plants for natural medicines.

Kecia moved to Montevallo from Hoover in September. She has two children, Kaila, who has lived in Montevallo for 8 years and Brandon, who is a student at UAB. Kecia worked for Deer Valley Elementary for 9 years and at Bumpus Middle for 3 years as a teacher for children with special needs. She was also involved in ministry at Lakeside Baptist Church for preschoolers through youth for over 16 years.