My path to midwifery began in 2003 when my nephew was born. My sister had hired a doula for his birth. I was extremely intrigued by the doula’s role, and thus began the process of becoming one. Upon attending my first couple of births, I knew that my calling was to become a midwife. While applying to college to complete prerequisites for midwifery school, I attended births with my doula practice as well as volunteered for an at-risk youth program.
Before graduating from Bastyr University, I attended births in Vancouver, Seattle, Eastern Washington, and Vanuatu (a chain of islands in the South Pacific). My experience delivering babies in Vanuatu was monumental and I will forever cherish the wonderful women and babies that I worked with there. It was instrumental in my gaining perspective on how different and valuable healthcare practices are around the world.
After graduating, I moved back to my hometown of Vancouver, BC to visit family for a little while. In 2010, I decided to move to Calgary after being offered a position in this amazing practice! A few years after working at Aurora, I took a year leave to travel South East Asia and also to work in Vancouver in another amazing practice. I moved back to Calgary at the end of that year and met the love of my life that same day. We were married in 2016 and we live our awesome life with our crazy dog Sammy.
I love this city and this group of midwives so much and I feel so blessed to be in such a supportive environment. Since moving here I have, not only, been pursuing my dream of helping women and babies have the best birth experience possible but I also continue to take part in other activities that make me smile. I am really into kickboxing and running and I love taking advantage of the pathways and beautiful scenery here. I also enjoy riding my motorcycle, snowboarding, swimming, and catching a live reggae show or snuggling with my dog on the couch to watch an embarrassing reality tv program.
I am so lucky I get to work with the wonderful women of Calgary and I can’t wait to get to be a part of what I hope will be one of the best days of your lives.