Kari has a passion for maternal and infant health which stems from influences from her wonderful mother and deeply empowering personal experiences of natural birth and breastfeeding. She has experienced the multigenerational and personal effects of how natural birth and breastfeeding can lead to psychological growth, strong mother-baby and family attachment, health, and wellbeing. Kari’s purpose is to support others in experiencing these full 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 a graduate program in nurse-midwifery at Frontier Nursing University.
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 a private practice in 2018 serving clients seeking childbirth education and lactation support. She is currently seeing clients on a limited basis while she pursues her midwifery education.