My journey to becoming a Midwife began with my own birth in 1981. I was the first of three children born at home. From that peaceful beginning came an interest in working with mothers and families throughout their entire pregnancy, birth and postpartum: educating them to be empowered to make choices that are right for them. I began attending births in 2004. For several years I supported women as a Doula. I later traveled to Latin America where I had the privilege of studying with Indigenous Granny Midwives and Traditional Birth Attendants. During this time I was able to deepen my understanding of natural childbirth and the inherent wisdom women hold to give birth.
I currently divide my time between Nevada County, California and San Ignacio, Belize. I speak English and Spanish.