Kelly is a newly Certified Nurse Midwife Fellow who is quite excited to be mentored by the Knoxville baby+co. team for the next year. While studying at Mount Holyoke College, she discovered her passion for midwifery and its woman-centered approach, for empowering autonomy of care and the physiologic support of birth. She obtained her midwifery and women’s health nurse practitioner education at the Ohio State University, where she had the opportunity to experience true midwifery model care in a variety of settings including at a birth center. She is a zealous advocate for the family-centered approach and strong patient-provider relationships that are fundamental to birth center care. Kelly loves working with women and their families and believes that birth centers are the perfect fit for women desiring safe maternity care in a holistic and supportive environment.