My path to midwifery began with the empowering experience of having my first baby with a midwife at a freestanding birth center in 2004. At that time I felt a calling to midwifery and I have always known it was my true vocation. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Certificate in International Health from Georgetown University in 2005 and then spent an amazing year as a volunteer nurse in Guatemala City. On return to the US, I had the great pleasure of working as a hospice nurse in an intimate hospice house for 7 years in Massachusetts. My hospice work profoundly informs my midwifery practice and I feel as if I am following in a long-line of women who have cared for their communities in the sacred space at the beginning and end of life.
In 2015, we moved to Colorado for my husband’s job as an Economics professor at Colorado State University. Though a Wisconsin-native, I’m now a passionate Colorado enthusiast! Upon moving to Fort Collins, I was thrilled to get to work alongside the amazing nurses on the Women’s Care Unit at Poudre Valley Hospital. After my own kiddos were old enough, I
finally headed back to school to become a midwife. I graduated from Frontier Nursing University and am so excited to be joining the Women’s Clinic!
I love birth!!! I know birth can be an empowering and transformational experience and am deeply honored to be invited into this intimate experience. I am also passionate about well-woman care and love partnering with women to help them learn about their bodies and feel
ownership over their health and healthcare. When not catching babies, you can find me wrangling my three kids, leisurely bike commuting, hiking around Horsetooth Reservoir, baking sourdough bread, organizing a neighborhood potluck, or planning our next family adventure.