My nursing career began in 1999 when I started as an R.N. on a cardiac step-down unit with my associate’s degree. I knew right away I wanted to continue my education and finished my B.S.N. at the University of Iowa in 2001. I then moved to Colorado with my first introduction to midwifery and obstetrics. I haven’t left it since! I received a master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2006. I then moved to Chicago and worked as a labor and delivery manager while I returned to school and received my post masters in nurse-midwifery at the University of Illinois Chicago in 2012.
While in Chicago, I practiced as an outpatient midwife then full-scope midwife in a hospital setting with an alternative birthing suite. When I moved to Colorado in August of 2017, I was fortunate to be able to join Jolene’s home birth practice and continue to provide patient-centered and evidence-based care. My partner Drew and I have three children Andrew, Colton & Avery. We are thrilled to be back in Colorado!
I am State licensed as Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse in Illinois and Colorado and certified as a Nurse Midwife by the American Midwifery Certification Board.
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MOST RECENT BLOG POST
We are so excited to announce that construction began last week on Beginnings Birth Center! Old walls are coming down and the new space is starting to take shape. The layout includes 3 birth suites, 4 exam rooms, a beautiful family – friendly waiting room, reception desk, education space, and kitchen.
“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm
Let’s be straight from the start, the thought of a home birth scared the crap out of me. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to birth (or I was)