Before joining the Doulas of Northern Virginia team, Chris pursued her passions by attaining a BS in psychology and therapeutic recreation. She credits her background for giving her a dynamic mind-body approach to birth. Described as empathetic and friendly, Chris connects easily with people and helps expectant and new parents feel reassured and confident from the very start. While stationed in Australia with her family, her focus was on providing space for families to explore their feelings about and options for birth.
A self-proclaimed TV junkie, Chris enjoys shows like Grey’s Anatomy and the Goldbergs. Her favorite foods are bacon and dark chocolate. She enjoys all of those things with her husband, four kids, and dog Rooby, in Woodbridge.
A nurturer by nature, Kaylie found a special love for pregnancy and birth when she delivered her first daughter overseas in Japan. A HypnoBirthing class she took during that time inspired what has turned into her passion and livelihood as a doula. Her degree in Communication and Event Management coupled with her compassionate birth support services allowed her business to flourish in Northern Virginia. As a native Virginian, Kaylie is deeply rooted in the NOVA region and is passionate about supporting local families as they explore and find their own birth and parenting philosophies.
Kaylie values communication, respect, and nonjudgmental support. She offers compassionate care and a unique ability to meet each family where they are, recognizing their distinct and important family dynamics.
With an undeniable passion for service, Sasha has found herself in supporting roles since a young age. She actively provided leadership and community service to her college and local communities, including leading her campus’s annual Human Trafficking initiative and Fight to End Hunger campaign. These experiences coupled with the pregnancy and birth of her daughter led her to discover a passion for birth work and entrepreneurship. She began pursuing a career as a doula in 2013 and after her business quickly blossomed, worked towards creating Doulas of Northern Virginia with her partner, Kaylie.
Sasha is known as tender-hearted and easy going, providing a gentle and reassuring presence during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Her reliability and professionalism speaks volumes and her ability to provide families with compassionate, judgment-free support leaves them feeling confident as they discover their birth and parenting goals.
Danielle has had a heart for supporting women through childbirth since the birth of her own children 16 and 13 years ago. These experiences, along with the opportunity to support various friends and family members through labor, led her to pursue birth work professionally. As a doula, she loves imparting to expecting women and their families that “having a baby their way is a freedom they have.” She also looks forward to providing non-judgmental support to new parents in their first year with baby.
In her free time, Danielle enjoys watching her kids play sports, reading romance and mystery novels, and shopping. She also loves spending time at the beach, specifically at Newport or Huntington Beach on the west coast, and the Outer Banks or Rehoboth Beach on the east coast.
From a young age, Taylor has been interested in pregnancy, birth and babies. When she met a doula during a yoga instructor training, she received the push she needed into the doula world. She now serves as both a birth and postpartum doula and is certain she has found the career she’s been aching for all these years.
When she sees an expecting or new mom, she thinks, “I am so excited for her! She is entering a new phase of her life and is about to learn so much about herself and the world.” As a doula, the best gift Taylor gives to women is compassion, listening ears, and non-judgmental support.
Some of her favorite things to do include enjoying a good bowl of chocolate ice cream, practicing and teaching yoga, and relaxing with an adult coloring book.
Courtney began her doula career before she even knew the meaning of the word. As a teenager she supported a friend through the birth of her child and the experience unearthed a deep love for pregnancy and childbirth. She pursued a degree in Social Work and her work at a high-risk obstetrics clinic provided the opportunity to support pregnant and postpartum women on a daily basis. It was at this time her doula career began and she hasn’t looked back since.
Courtney’s ability to provide personalized, judgment-free support makes families feel respected, valued, and heard. Coupled with her warm, joyful personality, families agree when we tell them Courtney is a comforting and assuring presence.
In her spare time Courtney can be found indulging in a few of her favorite things: reading, Italian food, and Zumba. She also loves chasing around her godsons and nephews every chance she gets
Tory’s journey toward becoming a postpartum doula began years ago when she received her MPH in Maternal & Child Public Health. Since then, her passion for supporting new families has only grown and she began teaching childbirth education as well as leading a new mom support group at a large local hospital. As she led this group, she knew she wanted to find additional opportunities to support families as they brought home their newborns. When she discovered the postpartum doula role she knew she had found the perfect combination of professional support and compassionate care.
Tory’s personal and professional experiences provide the wisdom, nurturing, and comfort that new families seek when bringing home their babies. She gently and compassionately provides opportunities for parents to learn new skills and gain confidence caring for their baby.
When Tory isn’t providing exceptional care to local families, she can be found enjoying a new book, volunteering with her kid’s various activities, and tending to her vegetable garden.