My high school sweetheart and I have been married two years. We have had two children and gone on many adventures together, including living in China! I'm an easygoing person and love meeting new people and seeing new places. I enjoy gardening, reading, hiking, singing, computer games and of course BIRTH! I have had an incredible interest in all things pregnancy, birth, and babies for as long as I can remember, as well as a passion for evidence based research! This intensified after the births of my two children, 1 1/2 and 3 years ago. When my younger sister told me I would make a good doula, I did a little research and decided that yes, this was my dream job! I became a trained doula through DONA International in July of 2012, and have loved every minute of it! I am passionate about educating mothers and their partners about what evidence based research says about their choices. I have experience in hypno-birthing, natural childbirth, VBAC, induction, and epidural births. Helping couples have the birth experience they are hoping for is very rewarding. I love seeing women and couples grasping their birth experience; making it theirs. Being a doula has enriched my life in so many ways. I love seeing how birth transforms women and their partners. I continue to learn from other doulas, other health professionals, birth related courses, research articles, and from each of my clients. It continues to fuel my passion to help women and their families create a positive birth experience, regardless of their circumstances or any unexpected outcomes. I look forward to each and every opportunity I am given to support, educate, nurture and encourage mothers and their partners during one of life’s most amazing moments. Best. Job. Ever.