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I started teaching childbirth classes in 2010 because I really enjoy educating people. As a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, it's my favorite part of the job. And I know that when it comes to pregnancy, labor, and delivery, new parents have a lot to learn!

I've always been fascinated by childbirth, and have built a career on helping women navigate this incredible experience. My undergraduate background is in biology and ecology. I then became a certified doula. This lead me to a degree in nursing and a certified professional midwife. I later became a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and Lamaze Childbirth Educator.  I have a well-rounded experience when it comes to birth. I also have two children myself.

I have seen and experienced birth from many different perspectives, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University School of Nursing – Master of Science in Nursing, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) Program
  • Emory University – Bachelor of Science in Biology

Experience

  • Nurse Practitioner – Vickery Family Medicine (Asheville, NC)
  • Nurse Practitioner – Ideal Image (Asheville, NC)
  • Registered Nurse – Mission Hospital, Labor & Delivery Unit (Asheville, NC)
  • Registered Nurse – Mission Hospital, Mother Baby Unit (Asheville, NC)
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner & Nurse Educator – Biltmore OB-GYN (Asheville, NC)
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner – Memorial Hospital, Maternal Fetal Medicine Department (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Volunteer Nurse Practitioner (Honduras)
  • Nurse Practitioner – Clarksville Surgical Associates (Clarksville, TN)
  • Registered Nurse – Baptist Hospital, Labor & Delivery Unit (Nashville, TN)
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner – Planned Parenthood of Middle Tennessee (Nashville, TN)
  • Junior Midwife – Austin Area Birthing Center (Austin, TX)

Certifications

  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certified
  • Critical Care Obstetrics Certification
  • NARM Certified Professional Midwife
  • NRP and CPR current