My passion for birth ignited while attending animal births during my undergraduate education in agriculture and animal science at Cornell University in upstate New York. Knowing I wanted to work with pregnant women and families, I practiced as a birth doula in both Boston and Baltimore before attending Johns Hopkins University for my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I remained at Johns Hopkins to receive a Masters of Science in Public Health Nursing as well as a Post-Masters Certificate in Certified Nurse Midwifery in collaboration with Shenandoah University.
Prior to moving to Northern Colorado, I worked at a busy practice in Eastern Idaho providing full scope midwifery care, where my love for the birth process and commitment to caring for women only intensified.
Providing unbiased education and creating a supportive partnership are central to my care philosophy. With my public health nursing background, I strive to get to know each of my patients beyond their immediate health needs in order to deliver individualized, dignified, and holistic care. I particularly enjoy providing hands-on physical and emotional support to birthing parents during their labor and delivery process so that they may feel safe and empowered during such a significant moment.
When not working, my partner Ellis and I enjoy all things outdoors, particularly if we can involve our little dog Noodle in the adventure.