I am a born and raised native Portlander. I have lived here my whole life until going to the University of Oregon for my Bachelor’s of Science where I majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. I then decided I wanted to see how pregnancy and birth happened in another part of the world, so, I joined the Peace Corps in 2006 and worked with a midwife in Malawi, SE Africa for two years. I fell in love with the natural process of birth and honoring the transition from woman to mother. I finally decided that birth had a strong hold on me and became a doula in 2011. Once that started, I wanted to serve women through a similar but different role as a midwife and began school at Birthingway College of Midwifery here in Portland in 2012. I finished my program and apprenticeship the Spring of 2015. After completing my apprenticeship at Alma, it only seemed fitting to continue my journey as an assistant midwife here. I am planning on taking my national certification exam in Fall 2015 to become a Certified Professional Midwife.
I look forward to working with you and your partner through the pregnancy and birth process as it transforms you into a new version of your family. Pregnancy and birth are a sacred part of a woman’s life and I am honored to be a part of your journey. Every woman, partner, and baby are unique and being able to witness each and every birth is what makes this job the best.
I currently live with my new husband, our beagle, Buddha, and cat, Nimbus, just outside of Portland. In my free time, I love to try new Portland restaurants (there’s always a new one!), drink a good cup of coffee (not too hard to find here), ride my bike along the Springwater Trail, and try to learn how to knit/crotchet.