I began my work as a doula in Asheville, North Carolina before embarking on my own journey into parenthood. I was trained in 2011 as a birth and postpartum doula with DONA International, and I attended my first births as a volunteer birth doula with Start From Seed, a small nonprofit that provided doula services to high risk, low income parents. Since then I have attended over one hundred births and have supported nearly as many parents in the postpartum period. I approach my work with the simplest of philosophies: that we all deserve informed, compassionate care as we become parents, and that this support has profound and lasting effects on our emotional and physical health.
I live in Northampton with my partner and two kids, and I am eternally grateful to my community for supporting me through my own experience of becoming a parent. As a doula I proudly support parents of all genders, families of all configurations, and all cultural and religious backgrounds.