I've been working in the realms of birth and health for the past 22 years, and am passionate about bridging different models of healing together- facilitating an integrative model of care and empowered wellness.
My background has included:
2001-2007~ Midwifery Apprenticeship & Breastfeeding Training
2004-2005~ DONA Birth and Postpartum Doula Trainings
2009-2011~ Sacred Birthing Training & Board Member
2009~ The Matrona's Midwifery Immersion degree as Holistic Midwife
2011~ Bachelor of Arts and Science in Midwifery and Women’s Health, from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA
2009-2016~ Instructor of Midwifery and Administrator at The Matrona
2010~ Co-founder of SQUAT Birth Journal
2012~ Childbirth Educator instruction
2013~ Registered Yoga Teacher credential through Wild Grace Arts
2015~ Shiva Rea Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga Teacher Certification
2018~ Health at Every Size registered practitioner
2019~ Open Heart Meditation Shamatha Vipasyanna Certified Instructor
2019~ WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Certification
2020~ Perinatal Mental Health Counselor training through Postpartum Support International
2020~ Lactation Counselor training and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) certification/credential through the Center for Breastfeeding/Healthy Child Project
2020~ EMT Basic Course Completion through AbTech Asheville
2022~BSP Children & Adolescents & Generational Brainspotting Certificates
I've worked for 18+ years as an Independent Midwife and Midwifery instructor, providing authentic, instinctual, spiritual perinatal support and education across North America.
Personally, I am a mom to five bio kids and one step-child. Four of my five children were born at home with midwives, while my 3rd was a home Freebirth.
Beyond birth, I've spent time in my life working and playing as a Special Education & Home School Teacher, Raw Vegan Food Nutritionist & Caterer, and Board Member to Non-Profits such as Sacred Birthing, The Matrona Foundation and The Global Leadership Network.
In 2015 I founded the non-profit, Trimeria, with my partner Jay, broadening my offerings into the realms of mental health and trauma care.
The Appalachian Academy of Therapeutic Arts, is my current home and latest endeavor! Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, along with my partner and six children, we are working to uphold freedom and a future for generations to come.