Vicki is the mother to five children and three grandchildren. She has been attending births since 1996, first as a doula, doula trainer, and childbirth educator and since 2008 as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). In 2010 she also became a Certified Midwife (CM). Her learning occurred through the apprenticeship model in many different settings with beautiful and wise midwives who taught the art of midwifery through their example. She continues the tradition of mentoring others through study groups and apprenticeship training. Before becoming a midwife, Vicki had a private accounting practice for sixteen years, midwifing her clients through the stresses of finances and taxes. She received her Master’s in Maternal Child Health Systems through Bastyr University in 2017. Vicki has been on the MANA board of directors since 2013, first as the Treasurer and currently as the President. She is also the International Confederation of Midwives representative to the United Nations in New York.