I first felt called to midwifery work as a teenager, but it would be almost two decades before I realized that this was the only path for me. In those interim years, I pursued degrees in History, Anthropology and Education, and taught and travelled in east and southern Africa. It was after my daughter was born at home into the hands of midwives, that I felt irresistibly called back to this work. My midwifery practice is rooted in the belief that beginnings matter. By recognizing pregnant and birthing women as powerful and valuable people, and guarding new parenthood as a time of important work and transformation, we can help build foundations for stronger families and communities. I am honored to care for you and your babies as you grow your families and I endeavor to be deserving of your trust. I am devoted to the ongoing expansion of my knowledge and skills and re-certify in emergency skills, CPR, fetal surveillance, and newborn resuscitation annually. When I am not midwifing I am reading, drinking far too much sweet black tea, having kitchen dance parties with my daughter, and working on being a spectacularly eccentric cat-lady.