Experience & Training

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My story really began in 1988, when I had my first baby. I fell in love with my daughter and the focus of my whole life changed. I began to feel the calling to work “with women”.

I began apprenticing with midwife Leigh Waggoner in 1995 in Northwestern Wisconsin, where we lived for 16 years. After 2 years working side by side with Leigh, I caught my first baby under her supervision and continued to gain experience and knowledge from the generous women who allowed me to be a part of their pregnancies and births.

Experience and Training

  • Attended over 500+ births
  • Bilingual; my second language is French
  • Trained in hydrotherapy and massage therapy at Alpine Springs Lifestyle Educational Center 1992
  • Completed an apprenticeship in Northwestern WI from 1995 – 1999
  • Enrolled in Ancient Art Midwifery Institute from 1997 – 2004
  • Worked in Mandeville, Jamaica with the International School of Midwifery 1999
  • Licensed in the state of Wisconsin since 2007
  • Worked in Haiti with Haiti Outreach Missions in February, 2010 (post earthquake) and Midwives for Haiti in 2010, 2015 & 2016
  • Associates Degree in Direct Entry Midwifery from Southwest WI Technical College 2010
  • Certified Professional Midwife since 2005 by the North American Registry of Midwives
  • BLS/CPR/AED for healthcare providers – American Heart Association
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider – American Heart Association
  • Chaplain training and internship with Kauai Hospice 2018-2020

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