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Service-oriented Certified Professional Midwife.  Committed to ethical conduct and respectful relationships within the midwifery community.  Compassionate leadership style.  Life-long learning personality.  Focused on collaboration and education of midwives to find the 'key' to each person, identifying individual needs in cultural contexts.  Dedicated to becoming a local and international educator and leader in global maternal and newborn health services.  Passionate about networking for non-profit organizations and personal friendships.

A 2014 graduate of Midwives College of Utah, I currently serve on the school's Board of Directors and work as a mentor for its students.  After the home births of my three children, I became involved in birth work: first as a doula, then as a midwife's apprentice, and finally as a state licensed midwife with my own community practice.  The challenges I faced as a midwife have inspired me to broaden my scope and view of the role of midwifery in community, culture, education, and government.

I am dedicated to education, not only my own continued learning, but to others' as well.  My philosophy of 'empowerment through education' has been a consistent theme in my professional, personal, and service endeavors.  My early professional career as an Occupational Therapist in San Francisco and then Utah allowed me the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, master team collaboration, and hone my active listening skills.  I was able to improve the quality of life of the people I worked with by developing community programs and providing patient and caregiver education.  As a doula, I was honored with a Community Service award in 2012 for teaching childbirth education classes to women and at-risk teens in Davis County, Utah.  My current work with midwifery students involves providing continuity of care and coaching throughout their educational journey. My fifteen years of experience teaching my own children at home has provided me lessons in adaption, flexibility, patience, and fortitude.  My goal is to teach others 'how' to think rather than 'what' to think.

My interests include hiking, exploring the diverse cultures of the world, paddle boarding, volunteering, and learning new languages.  My favorite people to spend time with are my husband of 24 years and our three children.  Together, we make quite a team and would definitely win a family version of The Amazing Race.

Work experience


House Mentor

Midwives College of Utah
  • Foster a unique culture of connection promoting meaningful peer and professional relationships
  • Provide students continuity of care and individual coaching throughout their educational journey
  • Facilitate focused attention toward MCU values for personal transformation of students
Jun 2016Dec 2016

Midwifery Faculty

Birth Institute, Colorado
  • Develop and teach curriculum for beginning and intermediate level midwifery studies
  • Assess student learning and progress in midwifery education program
  • Educate adult learners in a distance learning format 
Feb 2016Present

Board of Directors, Member

Midwives College of Utah
  • Sustain and uphold the Mission of MCU
  • Act as advocate in public and private relationships and in supporting the Executive Team
  • Establish and maintain strategic planning, organizational policy, and budget
Jan 2012Present

Certified Professional Midwife CPM, LDEM, owner

Mums In Bloom Midwifery
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of maternal and fetal health and well being
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate individual plans for midwifery care
  • Educate and counsel clients
Jun 1995Jan 2005

Occupational Therapist, OTR/L

St Mary's Medical Center/Ogden Regional Medical Center
  • Develop, organize, and oversee health promotion programs in hospital, community, and school settings
  • Train and educate care givers, students, and assistants
  • Collaborate with rehabilitation team to develop and implement short and long tern objectives
  • Examine results and modify programs and objectives


May 2014

Associate of Science : Midwifery

Midwives College of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

May 1995

Bachelor of Science : Occupational Therapy

Colorado State University

Ft Collins, CO

May 1992

Associate of Arts : Language

Weber State University

Ogden, UT

Volunteer History

January 2017                            Dar la Luz, Honduras:  volunteer midwife,  midwifery educator 

November 2016                       Mamababy Haiti:  volunteer midwife, fundraiser

November 2015                       Mamababy Haiti :  volunteer midwife, fundraiser

May 2015                                    Awamaki Women's Collective, Peru :  participant, donor

October 2011 - May 2012     Canyon Heights High School, Utah :  community educator

Certifications and Memberships


Certified Professional Midwife

North America Registry of Midwives

Licensed Direct Entry Midwife

State of Utah


Midwives Alliance of North America


Utah Midwives Organization