I have been working with families for over ten years as an early childhood educator and more recently as a massage therapist and doula. I grew up in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and received my BA in developmental psychology from Vassar College.
After graduating, I decide to move out to California in search of better weather. I began my studies in Asian Bodywork Therapy at the Acupressure Institute. Throughout my training, I was amazed by how frequently massage and acupressure alleviated physical ailments after the Western medical approach already had proven unsuccessful. This affirmed my belief that we need to develop a more integrated approach to health care.
As I built my massage practice and started focusing on women’s health issues, I came to see what a transformative experience birth is for women. I decided to become a doula, so I could support women throughout their journeys into motherhood. Today I couldn’t be more grateful that this is the work that I do. Eventually, I hope to continue my studies in naturopathy and midwifery so I can improve the level of care that I provide to women and their families.
In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, hiking, yoga, and photography. I currently live in Oakland with my fiancé David and our cat Mo.
BA Developmental Psychology
Acupressure and Asian Bodywork Therapist
Prenatal Massage Therapist
Infant Massage Instructor
Loving Touch Institute
Whole Birth Prenatal Yoga Instructor
Whole Birth Yoga