Kari has a passion for maternal and infant health that stems from influence from her beloved mother and personal positive experiences of physiological childbirth. Kari has felt the full impact of how natural birth and breastfeeding can lead to psychological growth, strong mother-baby attachment, wellbeing, and health benefits that can span a lifetime. Kari’s purpose is to support others in experiencing similar life-significant benefits through excellent childbirth preparation, lactation support, and eventually–full-scope midwifery care.
Kari holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Bachelor of Science in psychology. She is a Registered Nurse (BSN, RN), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC, RLC), Certified Doula through Family Trees Birth Programs (CD, FTBP), and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE). Kari is currently beginning graduate school nurse-midwifery.
Kari’s past experience includes work in mother-baby and medical-surgical nursing; starting a Birth Network; and volunteering as a La Leche League International Leader, Breastfeeding USA Counselor, and Ambassador for Every Mother Counts. Kari started her private practice in 2018. She is currently seeing clients on a limited basis while she pursues her midwifery education.