RN, BSN, IBCLC, LMT
Prior to founding Initiating Lactation, Sarah's clinical background was in Pediatric Home Nursing, Labor and Delivery and lactation consultation in a hospital setting.
Her years of experience as a registered nurse combined with over twenty years of practicing massage therapy bring a unique combination of compassion and dedication to clinical excellence with a foundation in evidence based practice.
As the mother of two children, she has learned that parenting requires great flexibility and can lead us down unexpected paths.
After the birth of her first child in 2006, she was disappointed by the gap in care for mothers and infants during early postpartum. Becoming a mother led her on a path toward becoming a nurse and lactation consultant. Her career has been dedicated to improving lactation support and early postpartum care for families in the South Puget Sound.
Kenzie graduated from Saint Martin's University with degrees in both Business Management and English. In 2020, she once again returned to Saint Martin's to complete her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.
Attending the Dr. Sears' Wellness Institute, Kenzie received her Health Coaching certification, specializing in Perinatal and Children's Health. In 2020, she became a Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, as well as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Additionally, Kenzie is a Children & Family Yoga Instructor.
When Kenzie isn't assisting families or spending time with her own family, she is furthering her education by taking course to become a Certified Nurse Midwife.
Kenzie has always been interested in how the body responds to what it is given, both through nourishment and physical activity. Though she loves to work with clients of all ages and seasons of life, she specializes in consulting with soon-to-be caregivers, new parents and their babies.