My journey to birth work started with supporting women and their families as a doula. I have received doula training through CPI (Childbirth Professionals International) and Methodist Hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program in Sacramento. While working as a birth assistant at Bend Birth Center, I am continuing my post-baccalaureate coursework at COCC. My extended studies, trainings, and certification in neonatal resuscitation fuel my interests, facilitate active learning, and provide a foundation of knowledge necessary for admission to nurse-midwifery graduate school. My aspirations share a common goal of supporting and empowering women and families while protecting the sacredness of birth.
Following the birth of my own child, I am motivated to provide the same tender loving care to new mothers. I believe whole heartedly in the midwife model-of-care and am excited to learn alongside some of the best and brightest Oregon has to offer in midwifery. I plan to join her mentors in the future earning her licensure through Oregon or Washington as a CNM.
I am a member of American College of Nurse-Midwives, National Student Nurses’ Association, and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. I continue to strive toward my goal of becoming an active member of the birth community through involvement in local events to raise awareness and support for women and their reproductive rights.
On a personal note, when I’m not studying or providing maternity care, I enjoys being a wife to my wonderful and supportive husband, Luke. I’m also a mother to our little girl, Finley. My other passions lie in fitness, traveling, and writing. I also holds a degree in Kinesiology, B.S. - Exercise Science from California State University, Sacramento.