I have been a certified birth doula since 2010. I attended birth doula training through Childbirth Education Specialists and received my birth doula certification from DONA International. In 2013, I attended the Midwife Assistant Workshop at The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee with Ina May Gaskin. I have attended my private clients' births at home and in hospitals.
I have been working as a birth assistant and doula at The Birth Center since June of 2013. It is an honor to share in one of the most loving and intimate events in a family's life, the birth of their baby. I am always in awe at the beautiful, natural births I am privileged to assist in at The Birth Center.
I have two wonderful children. My son is a research biologist with Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), and my daughter is Director of Digital Projects at University of Southern California and a freelance writer. I have two grandchildren, Lake and Olive.