I was raised in the art districts of Korea Town, Los Angeles and DUMBO, Brooklyn. I currently call Kingston, NY, my home with my wife, Alexandra, our daughter, Woolf Rose and our dog-kid, Joplin.
I've been a birth worker since 2011 and I wear a variety of hats in this field inclu›ding: Current Advisor to the Board (and former Director of) the NYC Doula Collective, DONA International certified birth doula, childbirth educator, certified breastfeeding counselor, placenta encapsulation specialist and doula mentor. I also facilitate workshops for birth professionals on supporting queer, trans & gender nonconforming families during the conception and perinatal periods.
My reflections on gender, race & sexuality have been published in numerous media outlets including, Feministing, BirthFit Podcast, Doula International & InsideOut.
When I squeeze in some "me-time" for self-care, it often includes reading a good book, hiking or taking a stroll along the waterfront and mermaid spa.
Education: B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology and Art History from Middlebury College and an M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies, with a focus on Gender and Peace building, from the United Nations University For Peace.
Training/Experience: I have supported families in hospitals, birthing centers and at home births throughout NYC and, have experience with high-risk pregnancies, multiples, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and breech presentation. I am certified with the American Red Cross in Adult/Child/Infant CPR and received my DONA training from Debra Pascali-Bonaro. I have also studied under Ina May Gaskin and the midwives at The Farm in Tennesse as well as with Penny Simkin and Gena Kirby.