Our Team of Experts

 

Jennie is a Labor & Birth Doula. She trained through Bastyr University at the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations. She is a DONA International certified professional. Jennie is also a licensed massage therapist. Her fun and flexible personality helps keep the environment upbeat and playful while also being able to provide a calming presence in times of stress. Jennie uses her experience as an LMT as well as her Doula knowledge during the birthing process in order to provide a relaxing and supportive atmosphere. Jennie feels honored to be able to support new and experienced parents and prioritizes their preferences to ensure this magical moment is enjoyed and remembered.

Jennie Mills

Owner, Labor & Postpartum Doula 

Licensed Massage Therapist

Amanda Duggan

RN, BSN

Amanda has been a nurse for 6 years, with a clinical background in cardiac nursing and OBGYN nursing. She is a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor. She is a wife, and mom to three energetic kids. Her passion is to support parents through the transition of bringing a new member into their family. Her primary goal in education is to make sure parents have the knowledge and confidence to make the choices that are right for their family, during pregnancy and after baby. She enjoys being outside with her family, tennis, dancing and crafts in her spare time.

Catie Pennie

RN, BSN, RNC-OB, Childbirth Instructor

Catie is a labor and delivery nurse at EvergreenHealth Hospital.  She is also certified in Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB).  She received her BSN from University of Portland, where in addition to her nursing studies, she was on the women's Rowing team! Catie has always been passionate about women's health and it has always been her dream and main goal in life to become a labor and delivery nurse. As a Childbirth Educator she strives to provide as much information and education as possible, with the hope that new parents and families will feel confident (and possibly a little less nervous) about this new and exciting phase of life! Every family Catie meets, every birth experience she is a part of, is truly humbling and special. In her free time, you will most often find Catie out and about with her husband and their Goldendoodle/partner-in-crime, Wilson.

Michele Overholt

EMT, CPR Instructor

Michele is a mom of two grown children and the owner of Overholt Emergency Medical Training. She is an EMT instructor with North Seattle College and King County Emergency Medical Services. She is a Washington State EMS Evaluator and AHA HCP Instructor for Seattle/King County Public Health and has worked Fire/EMS with Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue for the past 26 years. She brings years of experience and a passion and knowledge that she is excited to share with expectant parents through the Prepare the Nest Infant CPR and Safety class.

Joanna Finley

RN, BSN, Childbirth Instructor

Joanna has been a nurse for 7 years, involved in labor and delivery as well as postpartum nursing. She feels passionate about helping parents learn about childbirth and newborn care. As mother to two young kids, she knows that being a new parent can be overwhelming, but a little bit of preparation can go a long way when the baby comes! Before having her son she loved cooking and traveling. Now, she loves eating food that someone else has made and going to the grocery store alone.

Sandra Hiddleson

Patient Experience Coordinator

Sandra is an innovative professional with years of experience in the childbirth education industry. She is passionate about making sure that all of our parents-to-be have the best possible experience and get the most out of their Prepare the Nest classes, from registration to follow-ups after the class. If you've got questions, Sandra will have the answers!