I grew up in a small town in Oregon visiting the ocean, running through the forests, and riding my horse. I was raised with a reverence for birth and a no-nonsense attitude towards the human body. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies. During my first degree, I discovered the intersection of human and ecological health which eventually blended with my upbringing to harbour a deep love of reproductive health.
Midwifery found me after I immigrated to Canada from the United States in 2012. I spent a year acting as a doula in order to determine if the reality of attending births sparked as much joy as the theory, and it did. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the clinical aspects of caring for birthing families and so I pursued my midwifery degree at the University of British Columbia in 2016. Midwifery allows me to integrate my love of art, science, hands-on skills and relationship building.
I am passionate about family and person centred care that empowers birthing people to make informed decisions in a supportive environment. I believe deeply in informed choice and strive to help my clients feel empowered and cared for.
When I’m off call you can find me exploring the outdoors with my wife and two dogs.