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I have been a Registered Nurse (RN) since 2012 and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2015 and have been supporting all types of families on their breastfeeding journeys in many different roles since 2008.  

My current "day job" is as an inpatient lactation consultant and postpartum nurse on the Mother-Baby unit at the University of Vermont Medical Center.  

My Story

Nursing is my second career. I have a bachelor's of science in plant and soil science from UVM and worked on an organic farm for 11 years before becoming a nurse.  After having my children in 2004 and 2006, the experiences I had as a new mother compelled me to become an advocate for better breastfeeding support in the hospital, in the early postpartum period, and in the community in general. Since then, I have worn many breastfeeding helper hats and continue to be an advocate from the bedside to the State House.


Since 2008, I have worked as a postpartum doula, a certified lactation counselor (CLC), a labor & delivery assistant, (LDA), a licensed nursing assistant (LNA), and a WIC Peer Counselor. In 2011 I became a Licensed Professional Nurse (LPN), and in 2012 I became a Registered Nurse (RN), graduating with honors from Vermont Technical College. I received my bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) from Western Governor's University in 2019 and earned the RN III clinical designation at UVM Medical Center. 


Over the years, I have assisted thousands of families in their breastfeeding journeys. My passion has always been to help people to feel supported and empowered in the life-changing transition to parenthood. My focus has been breastfeeding because I find it frustrating that so many people do not meet their own breastfeeding goals, very often to no fault of their own. I bring knowledge, experience, and deep compassion to this work. My hope is to improve your experience and feelings of success as you set out on your path to parenthood. 


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect!


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