Misty began her healthcare career 14 years ago in the U.S. Army as Combat Medic. Soon after her service in the military, she made her way to the Permian Basin. She has served the community in various roles for the past ten years, such as EMT-Basic, Paramedic, EMS Instructor, Emergency Department Nurse, and the Director of Fire and EMS at Odessa college.
Misty began her journey to become a Nurse-Midwife in 2019 after finding a passion for women's healthcare and helping families have more options in their care. Misty attended her CNM program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, with the bulk of her clinical internship at a birth center in the DFW area, trained by excellent Nurse-Midwives in prenatal care and out-of-hospital birth. The remainder of the clinic and birth internship training took place in local physician offices and the labor and delivery units in the hospitals of Odessa.
Misty has a wonderful, supportive husband. They share two boys, one born in a hospital attended by a CNM and one born at home attended by a CPM. Misty has a passion for individualized and empowering care. She believes that every woman deserves a midwife.
When you go into labor and call the midwife, she will bring along a highly skilled birth assistant. The birth assistant is there to help the CNM with your labor and birth with charting, hands on skills, clean up, and more. These excellent assistants are trained in helping with issues that can sometimes arise in birth. They are an extra safety net for you and your family.