I grew up in a small town in Illinois – one of four sisters born to a pharmacist dad and a mom who was a RN. My journey to becoming a midwife began after starting my professional life as a 4th grade teacher! I was very interested in nursing, moved to Colorado, discovered midwifery and pursued my nursing career at the University of Colorado graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I worked as a nurse in the OB setting for many years and then received my midwifery education at Frontier University graduating in 2000. I then earned my Master of Science in Midwifery at Philadelphia University in 2001.
I am passionate about midwifery and women’s health care! I have also taught in the nursing program at UNC. I truly love working with women through all the stages of life – from first periods and birth control to menopause and everything in between! I truly love being “with woman” and helping women to achieve the birth experience they desire and learning about their bodies and their health along the way.
I’m a mom to a beautiful adult daughter who was born into the hands of my midwife mentor! I love living in Colorado with all it has to offer, and I look forward to meeting you!