I am a DONA International certified birth doula and Childbirth Educator with 20 years of working with youth and families in the non-profit realm.
Serving families in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, I love helping parents realize their strength and ability. It is my desire to help families understand their rights and options so they feel empowered to advocate for themselves.
I truly believe children are a gift from God and the birthing process is nothing short of a miracle. I know I was created for this beautiful work. Though I have been fascinated with child birth for many years, I never heard of the word doula until Feb 2016. Since then, I have attended over 90 births.
I have spent two decades working to support healthy families. My career has included working as an after-school program director, healthy relationships/sexual health educator, community connector for an elementary school, homeless shelter co-facilitator and leading teen mission trips.
Originally from Cleveland, OH, I moved to Minneapolis in 2014. I enjoy spending time with others, watching TV /movies, eating good food and relaxing on the beach. My favorite things in life revolve around relationships with others!
Trainings, Certifications and Affiliations:
DONA International Birth Doula Certification
Spinning Babies training
HypnoBirthing Doula Training
Red Cross in CPR/First Aid
Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss
Lamaze International Instructor training
Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
Modern Doula Education Postpartum Doula Training
Every child deserves to be loved and every family deserves the birth experience they desire!