I joined Midwives of Lindsay as Office Administrator in January of 2008 after being a stay at home Mom for 13 years. With a degree in Sociology and Psychology from Trent University, a Certificate in Volunteer Management through Sir Sandford Fleming College, a Computer Skills Certificate from Durham College, and several years in a Volunteer Management position in a health care setting, I was ready to combine all this knowledge and put it into practice.
As the proud Mom of grown daughters Lyndsay and Latashya and son Landyn, I know how exciting and rewarding it is to bring a new life into the world. I look forward to welcoming you to our clinic, and playing a small role in your journey to parenthood.
My interest in midwifery stems from my experiences during my first degree in Sociology, where I focused on Women’s and Cultural Studies as well as the sociology of health care. I soon became passionate about the Ontario Model of Midwifery and qualified and worked as a Doula and Childbirth Educator. I graduated from the McMaster Midwifery Education Programme in 2005, and completed my first year of practice in Oshawa.
Since becoming interested in midwifery, I looked forward to working and living in the City of Kawartha Lakes, the community where I was born and raised. As a founding partner of Midwives of Lindsay and the Lakes it has been such a thrilling journey to watch our practice grow and flourish. I am fortunate to be able to work with growing families here, to build relationships and accompany them through one of the most profound events of their lives, the birth of their newborn baby. It is an honour and a privilege to be a part of each birth, all the while supporting birthing parents’ choices and birth plans. I have had the honour and pleasure of working side by side with caring, experienced, and knowledgeable midwives over the years, and I have the opportunity to mentor student midwives on a regular basis.
I love music and camping and spending time with family and friends. I am blessed with a loving, supportive family. Our lifestyle is hectic and never, ever boring. I am so happy to raise our family near extended family in this magnificent part of Ontario, doing a job I love, and for that I am truly grateful!
I was born and raised in Bracebridge, Muskoka. I enjoy frequent visits to see family and friends. Prior to midwifery I studied Kinesiology at Western University and was active in varsity rowing. As a result of my exposure to massage therapy as a competitive athlete I trained to be a therapist and I had my own practice for nine years. I had always had an interest in healthcare and was searching for my path when I became pregnant. I had the opportunity to deliver my son with midwives and the experience was so empowering I felt inspired to help other pregnant people achieve positive birth experiences.
I studied midwifery at Laurentian University. During my midwifery education I trained with midwives, nurses and physicians in Sudbury, Barrie, Alliston and London. I started my midwifery career working in southern Ontario and then I was a locum midwife in Muskoka. I continued to work in the Muskoka, Haliburton and Simcoe areas while raising my son. I have worked with midwives through the Association of Ontario Midwives on developing clinical practice guidelines. I am passionate about midwifery and I look forward to meeting pregnant people and their families in this community.
Being a midwife has been my dream since I was a teenager... when midwifery wasn’t yet legislated nor was education accessible. As life offers different paths, I married; raised four children with my husband on a hobby farm in a beautiful rural area; pursued my education in Nutrition Management and business. I worked in Long-Term Care, Acute Care and Community Health with different roles.
I decided to pursue a career change to my long-desired field of midwifery. I enjoy meeting people and building relationships of support and encouragement. I believe in holistic care and honouring clients’ values, traditions and beliefs. I look forward to partnering with pregnant people and families through pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum journey.
While studying midwifery at Ryerson University, I had the opportunity to learn from and practice with midwifery mentors in Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, Haliburton and Peterborough. As a midwife I had the opportunity to live in Gander, Newfoundland and be part of a team who re-establish midwifery in that province. I also practiced in Brockville, Ontario and the surrounding area for a year. Brockville area is similar to Lindsay and The Lakes region being urban and rural, Level 1 hospital and high interest in home births. I love to spend time with my husband, grown children and six grandchildren. And I can be found hiking and running, gardening and creating with food, yarn and paint.
Graduated from Trent University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts and Registered Nursing Diploma. Attended Durham College in 2004 and obtained my Perinatal Obstetrical Nursing Certificate Worked as a Labour and Delivery Nurse at Ross Memorial Hospital for 14 years. I have worked as a RN attending deliveries with the Midwives of Lindsay and the Lakes since 2010. I am very happy to be apart of this amazing team of Midwives who provide holistic family centred care throughout pregnancy and the birthing experience to their clients.