I have been passionate about pregnancy, labor and birth ever since being pregnant and delivering my second son at a birth center.  I love helping educate moms about the birth process!  I believe that every woman should be offered the birth that she desires and I am excited to help women find the path that fits her.  Every woman has the strength in her to be a birth warrior!  I am DONA  and Child Birth International trained and have helped over 100 women calmly and peacefully work through their births as a birth assistant and doula.  I am the mother of 2 amazing sons.  I have been with the love of my life, my high school sweetheart for over 18 years.  You will have the opportunity to meet me during your pregnancy so I will be a familiar face at your birth.


Melissa McDunn, APRN, CNM

I have been teaching 4th-12th grade math for 7 years in our church's Christian School.  I am married to an amazing man who supports all of my wild dreams and adventures.  My passion is photography!  I love that you can capture and relive all of the most important moments of your life on film!  My husband, Nathan. and I have 4 fur-babies whom we love. Nathan and I have been running our church's youth fellowship for the last 4 years.  Together, we have 12 amazing nieces and nephews who we adore and have the privilege to watch growing up!

Meet your birth team

Tiffany Long, Birth Assistant, Doula

I completed my Master's Degree in Nursing/Certified Nurse Midwife at Frontier Nursing University after working as a Labor & Delivery nurse for 16 years and midwifery is my calling.  I am honored to serve women and their families through their childbirth journey.  I am also happy to care for women throughout their lifespan.  My husband, Dan, and I have 3 children who have flown the nest and 2 girls at home.  We also have 4 grandchildren (so far!).  I can't wait to meet you and your family and hear about your choices for your healthcare, pregnancy and birth.

Devin Zech, Office Assistant

Gentle Beginnings Midwife