I believe the birth process is an intimate and sacred event that I have the highest respect for. I am so grateful to my preceptors and the families and women in their care for being my mentors and teachers in my journey to becoming a midwife.
I have always been fascinated by birth and motherhood. After 5 years of unexplained infertility, I have had the honor of birthing 4 wonderful human beings into this world and both of these stories deeply shape who I am today. Becoming a mother has been the most incredible journey I have been on. Support through the highs and lows of life and motherhood from the community around me has been essential. I hope to be a small part of the community around you as you find your own strength and wisdom on your own path.
I am always in awe at the strength and power a woman shows during pregnancy, labour and birth and feel privileged to accompany and care for you through this very special time in your life. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your story.
Before I started with the UBC Midwifery Program, I worked as a birth doula, a backcountry wilderness guide, a tree-planter and a volunteer at a center with ‘at-risk’ moms of preschool children. I grew up in Parry Sound, Ontario where my love of nature and being outside was born. I have lived in BC with my family since 2001 and enjoy the beauty of the wilderness here every chance I get. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, canoeing, kayaking, jogging, being with those I hold dear and roasting marshmallows over campfires.