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Crystal Ogle LM, CPM
My name is Crystal Ogle and I am excited to be your Chair of the Washington Alliance for Responsible Midwifery. I have been a WARM professional member since 2014 and have a unique home birth practice on Whidbey Island. I love teaching, learning from and supporting student midwives. For years I worked as faculty and staff at the Midwives College of Utah. A midwife of color myself, I support social justice and am a health disparity activist. I support the Rainier Valley Community Clinic, where I sat on it’s Board, the South Seattle Women’s Health Foundation, for many years. I share my life with my husband, three kids (one who is off on her own) and two dogs. We love to hike and explore our region, including it’s many beaches. My family loves to travel, especially taking road trips, we love board games and we value family tradition, hosting festive family gatherings frequently.
Carol Gautschi LM, CPM
Carol Gautschi CPM LM has served as a Classical Homebirth Midwife since 1978. She’s an international speaker and gentle birth advocate, currently serving as chair of Birth Matters (a homebirth awareness and advocacy collective) and president and founding member of W.A.R.M. (Washington Alliance for Responsible Midwifery). She teaches and practices Classical Midwifery, a philosophy which incorporates empirical, traditional ways of preparing women for birth. She acknowledges and respects the spirit, soul and body of mamababies during the profound process of pregnancy and birth. Holism at its best! Other passions she promotes and advocates is preserving the significance of the microbiome and the goals for the autonomy of Midwifery and Organic Homebirth.
Her website is: http://gentlebirths.net
Carol is the mother of seven blessings and grand to twelve, She has been married to Paul Gautschi of backtoedenfilm.com fame, since 1974. She lives and works as a midwife and mentor on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, Washington State.
Eudine Stevens LM, CPM
My name is Eudine Stevens, I am looking forward to continuing serving on the WARM board this next year. I served as Treasurer 2016-2019, prior to that I was a WARM board member from 2013-2016, serving both as a student member followed by LM. I have a small home practice based out of Yakima, WA.
I am a mother of 4 children, one currently lives at home. My husband and I like working on our house, fixing it up. I enjoying vegetable gardening, sewing (especially quilts), Toastmasters, traveling with my family, and teaching. I enjoy teaching the integration of advanced massage therapy skills into midwiferyand seeing immediate results.
Janelle Weishaar LM, CPM
Bio coming soon!
Marie Wakefield ND, LM
Midwifery has truly been a calling in my life. I feel blessed to love what I do for “work”, although it is really about serving families during a very special time in their lives. I attended Bastyr University and graduated with degrees in Naturopathic Medicine and Midwifery. My practice began in 2007, after I had taken some time off after graduation to have my children (both were born at home in my bath tub). Since I had two young kids at home, I chose to focus on midwifery. I have wonderful family support and now a business partner and am so happy to be on this journey. My practice is Natural Beginnings Midwifery Care and we serve clients in Pierce county and surrounding areas.
Katlyn Carter LM, CPM
Bio coming soon!
Elaine Arnold LM, CPM
My name is Elaine Arnold and I am honored to serve on the WARM board alongside some wonderful women and midwives. . I am looking forward to continuing to serve on the WARM board as we support midwives in our state. I graduated from MCU in 2016 and my practice, Aviv Midwifery Care, is based in Enumclaw, Washington. I am married to my high school prom date and we have 5 children and 12 grandchildren. I homeschooled for 23 years and attended births as a doula for many years before returning to school myself to become a midwife. I especially love serving the women of our community, but also enjoy meeting midwives in other countries as we learn from one another. Outside of birthwork, I enjoy hiking, camping, kayaking, cooking, and tending my garden and chickens.
Mallorie Kirsch LM, CPM
Bio coming soon!
Cassandra Aho CPM
Cassandra recently graduated from Midwives College of Utah and is the owner of Midnight Midwifery Consulting in Port Orchard, WA. Cassandra is passionate about advocating for victims and survivors of domestic violence and creating a dialogue about systemic change by providing educational lectures to health care providers about intimate partner violence and its effects on pregnant people, famlies, and communities. She was awarded the Harris-Braun Outstanding Poster Award for Research at MANACAM 2017 for research on Sharing Sexual Responsibility.
Shannon Mitchell LM, CPM
Shannon Mitchell, CPM, LM is a married mother of four and a grandmother of five. She has worked in birth fields and advocacy for over 22 years, focusing on the right to autonomy in pregnancy and birth, VBAC, and informed decision making. This led her to midwifery in the state of Washington in 2016, and her current role as a WARM Board member.