Meet the team

Midwives

Adrienne Brown

CPM, LDEM

Adrienne Brown is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and a Licensed Direct-Entry Midwife (LDEM) who provides modern, comprehensive, and expert care for people as they create and grow their families. She grew up on a farm in rural central New York and witnessed natural birth and natural living from a young age. When Adrienne sought out a midwife in 1995 to have a home birth for the first of her three children, Caleb, she was shocked at how medicalized and politicized the business of birth was, and how marginalized and misunderstood the practice of midwifery had become.

And that’s when she became a birth advocate.

Adrienne got involved in the political work of supporting informed choices for families, and founded grassroots consumer-based birth advocacy groups. She went on to study women’s studies and sustainable leadership at Goddard College and Prescott College, and midwifery at Maternidad La Luz in El Paso, TX, and has attended hundreds of births all over the country – from the South, to the East, and now in the West. She has served people in rural and intercity areas and from the process of family planning all the way through postpartum care. Her focus is sharp, and her experience is broad.

Staff

Misty Beesley

Team Midwife

Misty is a Certified Professional Midwife who has worked with us since 2018. She is also a certified lactation specialist and mother of four. Her favorite parts about working at WMW are the high skill level and the close knit team.

Rachel Twelmeyer

Team Midwife

Having worked as a part of our team for several years, Rachel moved into the role of staff midwife in 2022. She is officially a "boy mom" with three young sons, all born at home with midwives. Rachel brings her gentle presence and reassuring calm to her work as a midwife.

Caitlin Bortz

Medical assistant/ birth assistant

Caitlin's love for birth work began here at WMW with the birth of her son in 2021! In her free time she enjoys baking delicious breads and muffins, camping and backpacking, and snuggling her little boy.

Claire Pan

Administrative Assistant/ Birth assistant

Claire worked in childcare for 5 years before joining us in 2020. She has loved learning to support families with babies in new ways as a part of our team. Claire enjoys spending her free time outside with her family, hiking and swimming in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.

Adrianna Costello

Student Midwife / Birth Assistant Supervisor / Birth Assistant

Adrianna has worked alongside Adrienne Brown since 2011. She has been a certified childbirth educator teaching The Bradley® Method of Natural Childbirth since 1996. Her heart and soul resides in childbirth education, teaching parents how to navigate the USA’s broken maternity care system to get evidence-based, humane, compassionate birth care.

Amber Sugden

Medical Assistant/Birth Assistant

Amber is brilliant and hopes to pursue a career as a Physician’s Assistant. She is a Utah native who enjoys hiking, camping and off-roading with her dogs and her son in southern Utah.