CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator
Michelle grew up below sea level in New Orleans, met her Colorado native husband in college, and eventually accompanied him up to the mountains. They have two young daughters so far, and Michelle spends most of her time caring for them when she isn’t reading, lifting weights, or cooking. She also serves on the board of The Gathering Place, a daytime, drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals.
Michelle has focused her academic and professional life on health care quality and access. She graduated from Harvard University with her bachelor’s degree in sociology and a focus on health policy. After working in health care consulting for a few years, Michelle trained as a doula and then childbirth educator to more directly serve women and families. Michelle’s goal as an educator is to help women feel empowered as they begin their mothering journey. Through evidence-based classes and a nurturing, supportive attitude, she aims to reduce the anxiety that moms and families experience during pregnancy.