I am the owner/operator of a collaborative care model doula agency serving the Greater Gallatin Valley.
Birth, Postpartum and Bereavement Doula; Lactation Counselor
- Community Organizer
- Entrepreneur/Business Owner
- Health Care
- Human Services
- Finding a Mentor
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Leadership Opportunities
Creating connections, tapping into resources, building relationships
I have a knack for connecting people with resources and services that can help them be better at what they do or boost something they are already offering. I believe we should work smarter, not harder. Many times that means building relationships in our communities so we’re not struggling to succeed inch by inch, but lifting each other up to create sustainable, long-term efforts.
I am the owner/operator of a doula agency based out of the Gallatin Valley. We are the only doula agency in the state of Montana. We have a unique model in that we focus on collaborative care, meaning we work together to ensure a broad range of comprehensive and seamless support for our clients. I piloted this particular model in our area because I began to feel the stress of working as a single doula. Not just on me, but on my family as well. When I recognized that being a doula could be done better, I realized that I wasn’t alone. I tapped into fellow doulas and independent contractors whom I trusted and developed a strategy for serving families consistently while personalizing their experience.
Before focusing on my doula work professionally, I worked with Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming creating programs and supporting volunteers. As a non-profit with few paid employees, we worked on a tight budget. It was crucial to connect leaders with others in their communities that could offer insight or provide a service to enhance activities. One of our greatest accomplishments in Bozeman was to develop Scout Day at the Museum of the Rockies. Scouts practice skills and perform actions to earn badges. Prior to its development, leaders had mentioned the difficulty at times to meet all of the requirements for some badge opportunities, whether due to finances or resources. I contacted the activities director at the Museum of the Rockies and together we brainstormed what is now Scout Day. The event has been an annual staple in both Girl and Boy Scouts now for six years with continued plans for the future.
How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse
I would like to connect with others who have developed their business and business model from the ground up. I would be happy to share my experience in that area as well. I would also like to help others form connections in their communities that further their goals.
I am a wife and mother of five children. I enjoy the outdoors, a hot cup of coffee and dark chocolate.