• Credentials

  • Staff Midwife
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology - University of Washington
  • Master's Degree in MIdwifery - Bastyr University
  • Certified Professional Midwife - The North American Registry of Midwives
  • Licensed Midwife in the State of Washington
  • CPR certified
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified
  • Annual conferences/classes for continuing education

My introduction to homebirth and midwifery happened very early. I was born at home and my aunt was the midwife in attendance. My mother was also a practicing midwife in Eastern Washington when I was young. She served families out of our home and I have fond memories of going to occasional prenatal and postpartum visits with her as a child. Because of this, birth has always seemed like a natural process to me. By the time I was ten I knew I was going to be a midwife someday. Despite hearing this call at a relatively young age, It took decades and many bumps in the road before I finally realized that dream.

In 2016 I graduated from Bastyr University with a Master's Degree in Midwifery. During my training I was blessed to work with many of the excellent midwives local to the Seattle area. As a student I attended over 100 births in various settings including homes, birth centers and hospitals. Each one of these births informed the way I practice midwifery and each one affirmed my belief in birth. I believe that the best place to birth is where you feel most comfortable, safe and supported and I want you in giving birth in that space.

As a midwife I see my role as being a facilitator and guide. As we meet regularly during your pregnancy it is my goal that you will see yourself as the authority on your body and your baby and that you will see me as a collaborator on this journey toward the birth you desire. I feel strongly that birth is a life changing event for every individual and every family. I feel privileged that my training has given me the skills to walk the path of pregnancy and birth with the clients I serve.

Since graduating from midwifery school I have been providing midwifery care to families in the Seattle area. I am excited to be making this move and joining forces with Sara Dunn and the team at Ancient Paths in 2018!

My wife Melinda and I have four growing children ranging in age from 19 to 4. They keep us very busy! As the little ones become a bit more independent we are looking forward to getting to know the Coeur d’Alene area and all of the fun adventures it offers.

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