Originally from Washington D.C., my interest in community herbalism and women healers brought me to New Mexico in my teens. I quickly became enamored with everything birth and plant medicine. After earning my bachelor’s degree in Humanities with a women’s reproductive health concentration I graduated from the Seattle Midwifery School midwifery certificate program in 2004 (Bastyr University). I have been a Licensed Midwife (LM) and Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) since 2006.
Working alongside Licensed Midwives and Nurse-Midwives in both rural homebirth settings and busy birth centers has provided me with a wildly diverse set of experiences from which I grow my own vision for woman-centered maternity care here in the Wood River Valley. I have a small homebirth practice in Hailey, Idaho where the Sagebrush Steppe meets the Central Idaho Wilderness.
You can read about my birth philosophy here.
Education & Training
I have a bachelor’s degree in Humanities with a women’s reproductive health concentration from the New College of California (2001). I graduated from the Seattle Midwifery School in 2004 (now the Bastyr University Dept. of Midwifery). I have been a Licensed (LM) and Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) since 2006. I have twenty years experience working with women and families around pregnancy, birth and early parenting.
(2014-present) Homebirth practice in Hailey, ID.
(2013) Midwife at the Bozeman Birth Center in Bozeman, MT.
(2009-2010) Homebirth practice, Jacona NM.
(2007) Worked at GentleBirth Midwifery at the Art of Birthing Center, Albuquerque NM.
(2003 – 2005) Student Midwife at: Around the Circle Midwifery in Olympia WA, Siri Jackman CNM at Holy Rosary Medical Center in Ontario OR, and Treasure Valley Midwives, Boise ID.
(2000) Doula, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco CA
(1998) Media Outreach Coordinator and Doula at Birthing from Within, Albuquerque NM.
Current Licenses and Certifications
North American Registry of Midwives, Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)
Idaho Board of Midwifery, Licensed Midwife (LM)
Holistic Pelvic Care™ Provider
American Heart Association, Neonatal Resuscitation and CPR Provider