Creatrix, World Changer
It's great to meet you! Here's a little about me.
I love teaching! I have been teaching workshops and classes since 2002, including childbirth education and professional workshops for birth professionals. I write my own curriculum that is based on the courses I've taken over time, as well as my experience at hundreds of birth as a doula, and serving thousands of families with support and education over the last two decades.
I've served the Kitsap Community as liaison between families and resources for almost 30 years and there's no stopping now. I am excited to help support sustainable businesses for birth professionals so that we can provide families with a strong web of support as they emerge into parenthood.
I live in Olalla with my unconventional family and we are growing our little version of queer utopia right here in South Kitsap. I am excited to work with people from all backgrounds, with the common ground that we are all seeking to take the best care of those we love, even if we have different approaches.
I passionately love people and curiosity is how I navigate relationships. I can't make you an expert, but I can share what I've learned and help you skip those steps!
I believe that solutions require innovation and daring, an understanding of systems while also thinking outside the box. As a result, I've had many personal and professional adventures that have informed my approach to supporting others in their journeys.
My strengths are in leading groups, facilitation, public speaking, teaching, communication, conflict resolution and holding space in challenging environments. I am excited about people and building community.
Certified Doula and Childbirth Educator | 2002 - Current
Mentor of Birth Professionals | 2018 to Present
Certified NEAR Science Speaker | Kitsap Strong | 2017 to Present
Developed and facilitated Birth Trauma groups for perinatal professionals | Kitsap County | 2015 to Present
Created Common Ground Café, New Narrative Café, Hug Clinics | Kitsap County | 2015-2019
Doula and Childbirth Educator Trainer | Childbirth International | 2014-2018
Shanti Uganda Doula Trainer for Ugandan Midwives | Shanti Uganda | 2012
Awards and Acknowledgements
20 Under 40 Honoree | Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal | 2014