Biography & Education


Elise has been a midwife since 2005, practicing in Chicago before moving to Oregon. Midwifery has been her passion since college.

She believes that a woman's transformation to motherhood is powerful. Elise believes her role as a midwife is to respect and support each woman through the process and safely guide her through any challenges.

Elise wants to create a partnership with clients, ensuring they are fully educated and active participants in decision making throughout pregnancy and birth. She provides well-woman exams and can care for minor gynecological issues for women of all ages.

Areas of Expertise

Midwifery, childbirth, natural birth, labor water immersion, breastfeeding, family planning, stress reduction


Bachelor of Science, Nursing - University of Michigan

Master of Science, Midwifery - University of Illinois at Chicago

Graduate degree, Women's Health and Neuroscience - University of Illinois at Chicago

  • English
  • Spanish

Care Locations

9427 SW Barnes Road
Suite 395
Portland, OR 97225
Phone 503-216-2602
Fax 503-216-2639