As a child of a midwife, Kathryn started her own journey towards midwifery at a young age.
She grew up in Homer, but left to Seattle to complete two Bachelors degrees, in French and in Nursing, with the goal to someday work overseas. During her time in Seattle she discovered her passion for women’s health and women’s studies and found that midwifery aligned well with both.
Life brought her back to Alaska, where she worked as a registered nurse in Fairbanks for a number of years before returning to graduate school to get her Masters degree in midwifery. She then worked at Indian Health Services in Fairbanks for just about 4 years, catching babies in the community hospital and traveling to villages across Interior Alaska to provide care.
Kathryn returned to her roots in Homer after 12 years away, and loves working with the other wonderful nurse-midwives at the West Wing Clinic. When she’s not at the hospital catching babies or talking about contraception in the clinic she can be found out on the bay boating or hiking with her family.