I am originally from Austin, Texas. I moved to New York in 1999 to pursue a career in modern dance and found so much more to passionately pursue. Life in this city is deep and rich.
I have long believed in the importance of skillful and loving parenting to the well-being of individuals and societies. I have come to understand that the transition into parenthood is complex and multi-dimensional and deserves abundant loving care and attention. I am grateful for the chance to be a part of, and witness to, the journeys of the families I have had the honor to work with.
I completed my birth and postpartum doula training through Doulas of North America in 2012. In 2013 I became a certified lactation counselor through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice. To date I have attended 110 births at hospitals, homes, and birthing centers throughout New York City. From 2013-2016 I was a volunteer full-spectrum doula with the Doula Project. I have also volunteered with the Mothers' Milk Bank of Austin, Texas. I am trained to educate about and screen for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and have diverse referral resources in that area. I regularly attend workshops and trainings in areas of study related to the perinatal period.
I hold a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase. I am a professional modern dancer and a practitioner and occasional teacher of the martial art form, qi gong. My movement practices have been informed by the study of qi gong and various dance techniques and teachings.
I live in Brooklyn and work throughout New York City.