I have my bachelor degree in Psychology (minor in education) from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I grew up in California. I am a mother of two very active boys and a girl. After spending 15 years working with marine mammals (10 years were in Connecticut) I decided that it was time for something new.
Lead by a passion I discovered after the birth of my first son I decided to become a doula. Following my experience with his birth I found a need for women to have a guiding hand beside them to help them navigate through an experience that will, for better or worse, forever remain with them. I then became pregnant with my second child and educated my self enormously about pregnancy and childbirth as well as had a doula by my side. I felt that lead to a beautiful birth experience and sealed my fate about what I wanted to do with a new life chapter. I learned how important it was to have a strong support team by your side.
I have been a doula since April of 2011 and have had the opportunity to support amazing women. I am also a mentor doula and outreach doula chairperson at Sutter Hospital in Davis. There I learn from their amazing staff and gain a large variety of experiences. I am a partner in Lovin Heart Birth and work with other experienced and wonderful doulas Tina Lyon and Andrea Murphy. We feel this partnership allows us to be more present for our couples and better support them.
It is YOUR birth experience! We will support you to achieve whatever your birth vision is.