Adjunct Faculty for the Department of Midwifery
Master of Science in Midwifery, Bastyr University, 2014
Clinical Herbalist Training, California School of Herbal Studies, 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, University of Washington, 2005
Owner/Midwife of South Sound Holistic Midwifery, Gig Harbor Washington since 2015
Midwife at Passageway Midwifery, Gig Harbor Washington from 2014-2015
Founder/Herbalist/Community Education at Harbor Herbalist, since 2009
Resident/Herbalist at Orchard Botanicals Organic Herb Farm since 2015
My main interests these days are mothering, midwifery, tending our organic herb and food farm, spending time in wild spaces, and sharing herbal knowledge.
I am deeply inspired by the intelligence of the wild earth, and see vast potential for healing and growth where the human experience integrates with the natural world. It is my philosophy that the body knows intuitively how to grow, birth, and nurse a baby. Midwives can support this process through kind, compassionate, and patient care that allows for each person to be heard and respected.
I have a special interest and respect for the role of food and medicinal plants during this childbearing year. When imbalance, discomforts, or minor complications develop, balance can usually be quickly restored with careful and individualized nutritional and herbal counseling.