Certified Professional Midwife
My road to becoming a midwife truly began with the birth of my daughter in 2001. I experienced an extremely difficult birth in the hospital that left me feeling disrespected, mistreated, and traumatized. It was that experience that showed me the power that birth has to shape how I viewed myself, and that giving birth and bonding with your baby (or not being allowed to, as was my case) is one of the most transformative experiences in life. I knew there had to be a different way. Birthing people deserved more.
Being a midwife is more than a profession for me, it's a calling. I am a midwife today because an innumerable amount of people believed in and supported me. Through emotional support, mentoring, free childcare, monetary donations and countless words of encouragement, I was able to complete my education. It took a village to make this midwife, and I couldn't have done it without them. It is because of this support that I am dedicated to giving back to the community. I made a pledge to provide care to those with financial struggles through care scholarships to pay forward all money that was donated to me to finish midwifery school. Although all of the money has been "repaid", I continue to provide care scholarships and sliding fee scales when families are in need.
I am now living my passion working with pregnant people and their families during one of the most amazing and intimate times in their lives. I am truly honored to be a part of each and every birth I am asked to attend. My most important role is that of mother to my amazing daughter, whose gift to me was leading me to a career that I love almost as much as I love her.
- Master’s Degree in Health Education, Middle Tennessee State University
Completed Midwifery Education, 2 years at Seattle Midwifery School (now Bastyr Univeristy Master's in Midwifery Program), 1.5 years at Birthwise Midwifery School
Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)
Licensed Midwife in the State of California (LM)
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
Former Midwife Assistant and Student Midwife with Aspiring Birth Midwifery/Sherry Asp
Licensed Massage Therapist Certified in Perinatal Massage
Reiki Master Teacher
DONA Trained Doula
Childbirth International Trauma Informed Professional
Birth Monopoly Know Your Rights Graduate
We are now located inside the Midtown Midwifery Collective in the heart of Midtown Reno!
Come visit us at 12 W. Taylor Street