Katie grew up in Michigan and received her Bachelor of Nursing degree from University of Michigan. She began her nursing career working as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse at Children’s Hospital in Chicago. After three years, Katie found NICU nursing to be both mentally stimulating and emotionally draining, leading her to try labor and delivery nursing at Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she fell in love with it! After working in labor and delivery for three years, she decided to go back to school to become a nurse-midwife. Katie and her husband moved to Washington DC, where she received her Midwifery degree from Georgetown University. Upon graduating, they relocated to Denver, and Katie has been with Midwifery at Rose since December 2005. Katie believes having a child is a life-changing experience and she considers herself very lucky to work with women and families during this pivotal time.
What makes Colorado home to you?
I love that Colorado has something for everyone. There are new adventures ready and waiting for everyone, you just need to look for them.
What are your passions outside of work?
As a working mother of two, I am passionate about carpooling and finding activities within walking distance of my house. I also enjoy camping and spending time in the outdoors.
Why did you become a midwife?
At the time I was considering master’s degree options it seemed like a natural progression. Now, years into it, I know it is what I was meant to do.
What in your career are you most proud?
That I take the time to ensure that patients feel heard and that they understand what is occurring in their pregnancy and their labor.
What is the most important part of your job?
There is no one part that is more significant than the others. Caring for women during pregnancy and labor is all-important, I treat it as such.