Personable Certified Lactation Counselor who excels in connecting with new mothers and families to guide them through the breastfeeding process and achieve their definition of breastfeeding success. Outstanding skills in mentoring peers and tailoring lactation education courses to local community and individual needs. Extensive experience in managing individual lactation challenges and problem solving, while providing empathetic family support.

Areas of Expertise

  • Program Development
  • Client Case Management
  • Status Reporting
  • Curriculum Writing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operational Analysis
  • Creative Writing
  • Social Media Engagement
  • Training and Development
  • Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Client Relations
  • Counseling and Guidance
  • Collaborative Care
  • Problem Resolution
  • Event Planning and Coordination

Career Path

Work History
2006 - Present

Co-Founder, Director of Marketing

Housecall Marine, Inc.

Major Functions: Designs, implements, and facilitates annual marketing plan and operations budget. Coordinates and plans with the ability and skill set to provide creative, innovative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking leadership in a team environment. Continues focus on achieving continuous, improving business performance.

2013 - Present

Co-Founder, Certified Lactation Counselor

The Fourth Trimester

Major Functions: Supports mothers and families by providing empathetic, evidence-based prenatal breastfeeding education and postpartum support. Addresses specific questions and concerns by engaging in comprehensive discussion of how to achieve breastfeeding goals. Assists mother-baby pairs with proper positioning and latching technique. Provides clients with a personalized breastfeeding plan and summary of appointment. Works with pump-dependent mothers and mothers in life transitions that require information and support by addressing concerns about milk production, pumping/expressing, storing breast milk, and bottle feeding the breastfed baby. Advises on proper mixing and handling of breast milk substitutes according to World Health Organization guidelines. Refers to and collaborates with other healthcare professionals as needed while maintaining HIPPA compliance. Writes compelling and articulate blog postings and engages with audience via social media on topics related to breastfeeding and postpartum care.

1998 - 2009

Investment Consultant

TD Ameritrade

Major Functions: Implemented innovative business development programs, established sales strategies, and maximized TD Ameritrade brand awareness. Planned, organized, prioritized, and implemented successful business plans to develop, track, and maintain relationships with internal and external customers. Created and presented reports in formal and informal settings to prospects, clients and senior management. Sought out new customers by cross-selling and cultivating leads into actual business. Solved difficult problems with effective solutions.

1996 - 1998

Assistant Manager

USA Baby

Major Functions: Retail store Assistant Manager with a track record of consistently meeting and exceeding customer expectations and company goals. Core competencies included customer relations, employee supervision, training, operations, sales promotions, and P&L accountability.

Certifications and Continuing Education

Certifications
2013 - Present

Certified Lactation Counselor

Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding
2015 - Present

Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation

Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding

Education

Education
1996 - 1998

Saint Petersburg College

Courses in Psychology, Speech Communications, Business Administration, Ethics, Humanities and Liberal Arts

Volunteer Work

Board Member at Large with the Tampa Bay Birth Network.                                                                      

Major Functions: Content Contribution, research, and social media administration. Event planning and seminar coordination.