About Me

I have been a doula at over 100 births, and have trained over 1,500 new doulas. I hold doula-training workshops all over the country and there is more about what it means to be a doula on the doula page. I was a founder member of Desert Doulas in Tucson, AZ in the 1990's. Since 2013 I have been a reviewer on the DONA International doula certification committee.

My book “Labors of Love: A Doula’s Birth Stories” was published in December 2010 and reprinted in 2014. On this site you can register on-line for my training workshops and you can also buy the book from here at the same time.

In 2000 I graduated from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts (now a Cortiva school) in Tucson, Arizona, and set up business as a licensed massage therapist, specializing in prenatal massage and trigger point therapy. Since then I have provided massage therapy to private clients, taught prenatal massage to students, and provided instruction to therapists.

I was a founding member of Hillsborough Massage Therapy, LLC in New Jersey. I worked for Cortiva Institute nationally as a pre-natal massage instructor, and I taught pre-natal massage in luxury spas across the USA for Mama Mio (“fit skin for life”).

In Arizona, I am an educator and massage therapist for Tucson Doulas, Southern Arizona’s premier maternity services agency. I am on the board of directors of Watching over Women and Babies. From 2012 to 2018 I was the Arizona state representative for DONA International. I am trained in using the in8 needs and resource cards to support clients.

I have a husband who is good with computers and web pages :-) and three wonderful children. My profile is on linkedin and my professional resume can be downloaded from here.
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