“I always had a feeling that my life’s work would end up in the realm of womens’ health. I graduated from Western Washington University in 2010 with a B.S. in Community Health, and worked in the non-proft sector for a few years. It was a great work environment but I knew I wanted to work in more of a personal capacity with women and families.
In 2011, I took a doula training course and soon after, attended the birth of a friend. In the moment that I witnessed the strength and fierce power of that woman birthing her child, everything in my being said “YES, this is IT. I will become a midwife. I need to learn all that I can so that I can be with women during this life event.” I have never felt such clarity. From then on, it was full steam ahead.
I graduated from the Midwifery Program at Maternidad La Luz in El Paso, TX, Spring of 2014. It was one of the most fulfilling and challenging times of my life. I then moved back to Washington and earned my license the Summer of 2015 while assisting a number of midwives around Seattle. I worked at Ground Floor Health as the primary midwife for two and a half years. I am so grateful for the community and support of Midwives in Washington!
Reflecting over the past 5 years, I feel overwhelmed and honored to have been present during one of the most raw and powerful moments in a family’s life. I love promoting birth as the natural and normal process that it is. Along with attending births I provide in-home childbirth education and placenta encapsulation services.
My boyfriend, Zach, and I moved out of Seattle to the Whidbey Island this past summer and now we are ready for an adventure in Mt. Vernon. We are excited to leave the big city and settle somewhere a bit more peaceful. When I am not working, we are quite active and love being outdoors. I look forward to meeting you!”