Marty Wall and Deetra Thompson purchased the House of Health in January 2008. Marty’s interest in herbs and health began many years ago with the illness of a family member. His interest in medicinal plants led to a career photographing medicinal plants. His photographs have been published in numerous journals, books, and other publications in the US and around the world. He has worked in and managed health food stores for over 30 years, and he co-directed, along with Deetra, the Southeastern School of Herbal Studies. Deetra’s interest in herbs began with Ethnobotany, a study of the relationship between people/cultures and plants. Along with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, she holds a certificate from the Southeastern School of Herbal Studies, is a Certified Aromatherapist, and obtained a Primal Blueprint Certification, specializing in health and nutrition.