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About Mountain Midwifery Center

ACNM-Best-Practice_logo Mountain Midwifery Center is the oldest birth center in Colorado and still run by original staff members. We are independent – run and supervised by midwives. Independence allows us to design and implement real quality improvement projects. We are also more affordable. For similar services, our facility fees are only approximately one quarter of the cost of basic maternity care in a hospital setting. Our care is nationally recognized as a top performer. Our administrative staff is a real asset to our center. Our front office and billing staff are very knowledgeable about your care here at MMC, and can even answer basic clinical questions for you. Meet our midwives below. To see what our facility looks like and our team in action, please visit our gallery. imagescologo2

Aubre Tompkins, CNM, MSN – Clinical Director, Midwife

Aubre Tompkins, CNM, MSN – Clinical Director, Midwife

Greetings Lovely Families! My name is Aubre Tompkins and I am so excited to be a part of the Mountain Midwifery family as a Certified Nurse Midwife. I first started at the birth center, in the very beginning, as an RN, assisting at births and teaching the Newborn Care and Breastfeeding classes. I have been … Read More »
Tiffany Buss, CNM, MSN – Clinic and Birth Center Midwife

Tiffany Buss, CNM, MSN – Clinic and Birth Center Midwife

Hello Everyone! My name is Tiffany. I am a nurse at Mountain Midwifery Center and excited to be starting as a midwife after just completing my requirements to be a CNM. My journey to MMC started after the birth of my first daughter in 2004. I had the typical hospital birth with lots of interventions. … Read More »
Jenn Whalen, CNM, ND – Clinic Midwife

Jenn Whalen, CNM, ND – Clinic Midwife

I am thrilled to announce my new position with Mountain Midwifery Birth Center. Supporting the development of healthier individuals and families through an educational and philosophical partnership with women has been my calling for many years. And I love how Mountain Midwifery does it. I have been a midwife for over a decade here in … Read More »
Susan Smith, RN – Clinic and Birth Center Nurse

Susan Smith, RN – Clinic and Birth Center Nurse

Hi! My name is Susan Smith and I am so excited to become a part of Mountain Midwifery! I was about five years old when I knew I wanted to become a nurse, and not just any nurse but one that cared for moms and babies! I realized that dream in 2003. I worked a … Read More »
Karen McClure, RN – Clinic and Birth Center Nurse

Karen McClure, RN – Clinic and Birth Center Nurse

Hi! I can’t tell you how honored and enchanted I am to play a part in all of your amazing birth stories. It has always taken me longer than most to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, but I think I have finally found my home. After switching my major … Read More »
Natalie Lawrence, RNC-OB, C-EFM – Clinic and Birth Center Nurse

Natalie Lawrence, RNC-OB, C-EFM – Clinic and Birth Center Nurse

Hello! I am Natalie, and I really look forward to being a part of your journey. It is an honor to be a part of the Mountain Midwifery team, for I believe with all my heart that they are very special group of people. I am a Colorado native, born and raised in Boulder. I … Read More »
Heather Prestridge, CPM – Practice Manager

Heather Prestridge, CPM – Practice Manager

Welcome Mountain Midwifery families! My journey started in Seattle in 1989, with the planned home-birth of my oldest son CJ. Things didn’t quite go as planned, and we ended up with a hospital delivery of a healthy baby. My midwives were amazing! I decided then and there that my calling was among them. I attended … Read More »
Katie Schneider, CPC – Billing Manager, Certified Biller-Coder

Katie Schneider, CPC – Billing Manager, Certified Biller-Coder

Hello! With my certification as a Certified Professional Coder, I do the insurance and patient billing at MMC. My journey with MMC started when I first found out I was pregnant. I came to MMC for all my prenatal care and my son was born in the spring of 2009 in the blue room. At … Read More »
Crystal Hagan – Billing specialist

Crystal Hagan – Billing specialist

Bio coming soon!… Read More »
Alison Gubser – Community Coordinator

Alison Gubser – Community Coordinator

Hi! My name is Alison Gubser and I’m excited that you’re here getting to know us! This is a fantastic group of people dedicated to allowing the woman’s body to function as it is meant to. Here’s my story… I first learned about birth while watching a 20/20 special about water birth in the 90’s. … Read More »
Heather Thompson, PhD, CPD, CLE – Research Director

Heather Thompson, PhD, CPD, CLE – Research Director

Heather Thompson, M.S., Ph.D., is an applied molecular biologist and the Research Director at Mountain Midwifery Center. Heather is deeply committed to increasing access to evidence-based, physiologic birth to families of all kinds and has worked closely with the American Association of Birth Centers and the Midwives Alliance of North America to facilitate data-driven conversations … Read More »
Joel Ryan, MS – CEO

Joel Ryan, MS – CEO

Hi. I’m Joel, the birth center guy. Opening a birth center became a dream for me over the course of the birth of my five sons. The first two were born in the early 90s in hospitals that provided little to no staff to support natural birth. Our last 3 were born at home. First in Ohio … Read More »