I am a homebirth midwife in Peyton and Colorado Springs.
I have been attending births since 2006. I started as a doula for friends and family in the hospital. I also volunteered through a First-Visitor program to help support and teach teenage mothers how to care for and breastfeed their newborns after leaving the hospital.
In 2009, I experienced midwifery care first hand with the birth of my third son. It changed my life and my expectations about maternity care. I fell in love with the midwives model of care and homebirths. In 2010, I started an apprenticeship with a busy homebirth midwife in Colorado. Just over a year later I moved to Oregon and had the opportunity to continue and finish my training at a wonderful birth center. I feel fortunate to have learned from and worked with ten amazing licensed midwives so far.
I've been certified and licensed since 2015.
Since starting down the path of midwifery, I have attended many conferences from Colorado to Oregon on different topics pertaining to midwifery. I am a member of Oregon Midwifery Council (OMC), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) and National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM).
I also earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology from The University of Colorado in Colorado Springs in 2010
I am a native ColoRADan. Born and raised in Colorado Springs. I loved visiting Oregon for six years, but I'm so happy to be back home. I feel so blessed to be married to my best friend, Matt. We have five sons and one daughter ranging in age from a teenager to a baby. We recently moved to Peyton and are enjoying all of the Colorado sunshine. Some of my other hobbies are gardening, cooking, canning, sewing, reading, learning, fermenting foods, drinking coffee and caring for my large family.
The greatest blessing is to be a mother.
The second is to be a midwife.