Crystal became a licensed midwife in 2009 after a 5 year apprenticeship. She is an avid supporter of VBAC, family-centered care and informed consent. She is an active member of the Virginia Midwives Alliance (VMA) and serves on it's board. Crystal loves teaching and is working to train midwives throughout the area, especially in under-served areas. Not only is Crystal a teacher, but she is a life-time learner, always building her knowledge base and learning new skills, techniques, and approaches to midwifery care. She has completed specialized training in emergency obstetric care, neonatal resuscitation, breech birth, shoulder dystocia, fetal positioning, out-of-hospital fetal assessment, and cultural competency. She is current in CPR-BLS, NRP, and ALSO certifications.