Who is Carrie?

Creatrix. Birth maven. Mentor.

My life’s work is to heal the world and manifest peace by changing the nature of how we do things – from how we eat, to how we birth, to how we live and work.  I have lived as a mother, grandmother, educator, urban farmer, business owner, musician, artist, project manager, race director, mentor and friend.

My primary role right now is a consultant, educator and mentor.  My intention is to facilitate self-discovery in others, and to raise awareness of the many ways of being human.  I incorporate concepts from the prenatal consciousness to human development and psychology, from anti-racism activism to the abundance of health that is offered by our planet.  I support folks getting ready to have a baby, or launching their own business. I derive my greatest joy witnessing the transformation a person goes through in their parenting journey or entering a new career, as well as from watching a seed turn into a fruiting plant.  I am honored to be able to work with people at this incredible time in history, to do what I love, and call it my ‘work’.

I love reading, learning from children, gardening, dancing, sewing, hanging out with trees, being in water, silence, and sunshine.

A new adventure for Carrie...

If there’s anything I am drawn to…. it’s CHANGE!  I know change can be uncomfortable for many, but I have always leaned into it and actually thrive on it.  For those who know me well, they’d even say I go out searching for it.  And they are right!

My biggest fear is being static, not changing.

At the end of July 2019 I left Seattle.  I divested nearly all of my worldly possessions, and started to travel the country in a camper van (that's it in the photo).

I have lived in the Northwest all my life, and in Seattle since 1982.  There are so many places I have never seen or visited, and I’m curious what Vermont looks like, what the folks in Kentucky have to say, to see the soil of the South, and on and on… The plan was to see new places, visit friends, and train birth professionals along the way.

The pandemic put a big damper on my travels, but I'm still in my van, back in the Northwest, and manifesting the next dream.

You can follow my adventures on my blog.  I'll see you down the road...

 * Carrie *

"Carrie as a doula educator is in her element. She is balance between heart, head, and instinct, exuding calm confidence with quick intellect, as well as current knowledge of all the intricacies of being a doula."

- E.B.

Current & Past Roles

  • Marketing Consultant, Storyline Marketing, Certified StoryBrand Guide, 2020-present
  • Birthing From Within, Director of Doula From Within, February 2018 - present
  • Certified Facilitator, Birthing From Within, September 2018 - present
  • Owner, Big Belly Services, 2001 - present
  • Past Certified Doula and Approved Birth Doula Trainer, DONA International
  • Senior Instuctor, Simkin Center at Bastyr University, 2004-2018