Family Medicine/Maternity Services
I grew up in Connecticut but came to Iowa for college. Here I fell in love with the small towns, the land, rural people and their families, and my husband (who also grew up in Connecticut).
My husband and I used to tell friends “Iowa is the center of the Universe!”- it’s where we wanted to live and raise our kids. I was drawn to helping new families through pregnancy and birth and began my career providing midwifery/OB care 30 years ago.
I saw the need for family care providers in Iowa who care for people of all ages, and so I am glad to serve in this way as a Family Nurse Practitioner as well.
The hospital and clinics here in Waukon and Postville. are the best place I could have landed.
Schools and Degrees:
Grinnell College and Luther College – B.S. Nursing
University of Minnesota – M.S.N. in Nurse Midwifery
Graceland University – Family nurse Practitioner Certification
Small town practice and small rural hospital care is where I thrive. I have delivered many, many little humans in Decorah and West Union Iowa, and now in Waukon Iowa.
As a point of interest – I have worked in Uganda, Cambodia, Haiti, Pine Ridge Reservation, and among local Amish and Mennonite communities as well.
I fill my time with my family, painting, and drawing, singing, my garden, chickens, pets, and prairie. I also make time for long bike rides, hiking, books, and fun events like theater.