I have always had a heart for women and their health, especially around childbirth. While my children were little, I focused on serving as a birth and postpartum doula for many friends and future friends. I chose to return to college later in life as my children all entered school themselves. During this time, the Fertility & Midwifery Care Center opened, and I began working there as a receptionist. I graduated from Purdue Fort Wayne with my bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2016 and transitioned into a clinical RN role in the office. I also shifted from doula work to assisting homebirth midwives in the area with my new nurse credentials. In 2018, I entered the master’s degree program for Midwifery at the University of Cincinnati. In December of 2020 I completed the program and passed the American Midwifery Certification Board examination to become a Certified Nurse Midwife just before Christmas of the same year. I have wanted to ‘catch’ babies since the age of four. It is surreal that I’ve finally achieved my dream so many years later. God is ALWAYS faithful, and his timing is perfect!
I live in Northeast Allen county with my husband of 20 years, Larry, and our children: Allen (18), Charlie (16), and Selah (12). Larry is a firefighter and just retired from the Air Force after 22 years of service. We met just after our high school graduation and have been together ever since. Our boys attend a small Christian school while Selah is homeschooled so that she can attend her daily ballet training in Fort Wayne. When I am not busy with work or family, I am active in my church- singing on the worship team or living life with my small group. I also enjoy drawing and painting and I am looking forward to finally having time to pursue these passions as well.
I am very excited to begin my next position at FMCC. It has been a blessing to ‘grow up’ professionally with my work family and to take the next step in my career with the same people. They are truly family to me.
“Women are so powerful and strong! I hope to be a small part in helping women see these traits in themselves, no matter their stage in life.”