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 pursue her Bachelor’s degrees in French and Nursing, with the goal to someday work overseas. During her time in Seattle she discovered a passion for women’s health and women’s studies and found that midwifery aligned well with that. Life took her back to Alaska and to Fairbanks where she worked as a registered nurse for a number of years before returning to graduate school to get her master’s degree in midwifery. She then worked for 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 finally, after 12 years away, and is excited to be working with the other wonderful nurse-midwives at the West Wing. 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.