When not catching babies, you’ll find me playing in the mountains.
From as far back as I can remember, I knew I wanted a career in health care working with women and babies. I grew up in Ontario, but I headed west the day I graduated from high school. I began my post-secondary education with a combine degree in Biology and Women’s studies at the University of Victoria. This is when I became more curious about birth and began attending births as a doula in 1998 when I was living between Nelson B.C and the Alberta Rocky Mountains. My most formative years were spent balancing an education in women’s health with a keen passion for spending time being active in the mountains.
In 2005, I headed back east to begin my formal midwifery education at Ryerson University’s Midwifery Education Program. I graduated in 2009 as class valedictorian.
Since graduation, I’ve caught hundreds of babies in a variety of settings. I’ve worked in a busy remote home birth practice, to a large tertiary care center, to my own rural solo Canmore midwifery practice. I formerly sat on the board of directors of the Alberta Association of Midwives and have worked as a clinical instructor in the Mount Royal University Midwifery Program.
In the recent years I’ve been putting down some roots in the Sea to Sky corridor and am happy to call Squamish my home. I am most passionate about rural maternity care as well as collaborative multidisciplinary women entered care. It’s my jam.
When not catching babies, you’ll find me playing in the mountains with my partner Evan, in the kitchen cooking and creating or busy in with my practice as Functional Medicine focused Women’s health practitioner.
It is my utmost honour to get to know you and to care for you and your growing family during your pregnancy, birth and first few weeks postpartum.