Kristin started her path to midwifery with the homebirth of her son in 2002. This was the impetus that linked her previous interest in medicine and anthropology with her new interest in natural health and parenting.
She started Sunrise Midwifery in March 2009 after completing all the requirements to become a Licensed Midwife (LM) in Washington State and a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) nationally. In obtaining her LM and CPM certifications, Kristin graduated from a three year, intensive midwifery education that included both classwork and clinical experience, as well as attending births in homes, birth centers, and hospitals in Washington, Idaho, and Texas. She currently works with the state midwifery association and many local entities to improve birth in WA.
She now lives with her husband, Bryce, and their busy, blended family of five kids and two dogs, in Prosser. Kristin’s two children have been born at home with midwives.