Key elements in my midwifery journey are two midwives. The first who cared for me during my pregnancy and birth with such love and care, I was yearning to dive into the birth world. The second who drove me into birth assisting, and encouraged me to enroll into midwifery school. I owe so much gratitude to them both. My first steps to midwifery began by taking a doula training at the Simkin Center at Bastyr and becoming a DONA certified doula in 2010. Loving the work I was doing, I continue to doula families eight years and over 200 births later. I felt satisfied in my role as a doula until one birth where the midwife passed the baby through the birthing persons legs to me to put on the birthing persons chest, that night I began researching various midwifery programs.
I began my education as a student midwife at the Midwives College of Utah in Fall of 2015.
As an out and proud lesbian/queer identified birth professional moving to Olympia from Seattle in 2015 during my second pregnancy left me stunned by the lack of LGBTQ+ birth workers there are and feeling a lack community. As a future midwife I hope to be a resource and building block to others in my community.