Much gratitude goes out to the midwives who have helped me along my path, the families I have served, and my family who has supported me through thick and thin. My heart is full. I am a graduate of the National Midwifery Institute, a three-year distance learning program which aided me through the path of licensure in the state of California. I have attended roughly 250 births both in the capacity of doula, student, and midwife in the twelve years I have been attending births. I passed my NARM exam in 2005, and have received my midwifery license for the state of California. I began my Journey towards midwifery in 2000, almost two years after the birth of my second child. It was then that I learned of homebirth, and was immediately drawn to it. I became a doula in order to gain some experience with birth, but always with the vision of becoming a midwife. I also became an assistant to several midwives in the area. I feel this has helped me to round out my education and see more of the possibilities of many situations. I am currently a member of the California Association of Midwives (CAM), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), Citizens for Midwifery (CFM), Birth Network of Santa Cruz County and BABI. I have been on the board of the California association of Midwives as regional representative for CAM region 7 which includes Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties. I currently sit on the board for BABI as well as CAM. In addition to being a midwife, I am also a mother to three wonderful children. I live in Felton, CA with them and their father, to whom I have been married since 1995. Much gratitude goes out to the midwives who have helped me along my path, the families I have served, and my family who has supported me through thick and thin. My heart is full.