I’ve been a wife for 21 years and am a mama to 4 kiddos…Gracie (17), Karys (15), Addy (13) and Toby (11) and of course I can’t forget my dog mom duties to our sweet golden doodles! I’m an enneagram 8 (if you don’t know yours…I highly recommend getting curious!), a daily disciple, and immensely passionate individual. When I’m not helping deliver babies or hugging my own, I love traveling, reading a good book, hiking and being in nature. I breathe easier in the mountains or by the ocean.
I am a protector; peace seeker; and nurturer by nature. Choosing to become a midwife has truly changed the way I felt about work. I now get to help other women feel empowered as they bring their babies into this world and care and provide for their families. My life goal is to have those who come into my presence and feel seen, known, loved and have a strong desire to know Jesus more.
I graduated from Lennox High School in 1999-yup “in the 1900s” as the kids tell me. From there, I went on to graduate from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Molecular Biology. After spending some time at home with the kiddos, and teaching at a local college, I returned to NCC and completed their Associates of nursing degree in 2011. I practiced nursing in California, Iowa and eventually Haiti where our family lived and served for 2 ½ years. During that time, I realized that if you could keep mamas healthy and alive, families survived and even THRIVED! Sarah and I decided to go back to midwifery school and graduated from Frontier Nursing University with our Certified Nurse Midwife degrees in 2015. What a gift it has been to be on this journey together! We cannot wait to come alongside you in your care. It truly is our JOY and privilege.
First and foremost, I am a wife and mother to 3 beautiful children, Leah (14), Caden (12), and Ryker (9). We live on an acreage North of Humboldt with our 2 dogs, Tikka and Nova. I absolutely love anything outdoors, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, playing in our local coed volleyball league, and running to all of my kids’ various activities.
I am an enneagram 9 (peacemaker). I love a tranquil environment and helping others find their peace and security as well. Midwifery feels like a calling for me and helping mamas recognize their own power and potential brings me so much energy and JOY!
I graduated from Lennox High School in 2001 and attended Northwestern College in Orange City, IA for a hot second until transferring to South Dakota State University to be with the love of my life. I graduated in 2004 with a major in Journalism. I loved the creativity and freedom the profession had to offer, however, it didn’t take me long to realize it was not my calling. It did not bring me joy and purpose the same way caring for other people did. I returned to SDSU and completed their accelerated nursing program and graduated with my BSN in 2007. I practiced as a RN at Sanford Hospital for 8 years and was a maternal flight nurse for 6 of those years. I graduated from Frontier Nursing University with my Certified Nurse Midwife degree in 2015 and transitioned into a provider role at Sanford where I have worked for the past 6.5 years in a full-scope CNM practice.