I was born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, PA. My Mother's strength and independence is what drove me into the world of women supporting other women. My father died when I was 10 and she raised my 3 brothers and me to have, above all else, compassion and integrity. She also taught us to always give back to our community. With 4 kids in tow she would find the time and energy to continuously volunteer for our church and neighborhood, servicing those who needed help the most, even when others might assume it was our family needing the support. Her selflessness and service has without a doubt influenced the foundation for my entire career as a doula.
My husband Tommy and I live in North Hollywood with our son Simon and two crazy dogs Trebek and Zillie (Godzilla). We were married in January 2014 in the chapel of our old high school after 6 inches of snow fell to the ground the night before! This man is my saving grace when it comes to being on-call for my clients and I truly couldn't thrive in my work without him by my side. For 4 years I was seeking fertility and freedom from my PCOS. I had a miscarriage in March 2015 and in June 2018 we finally welcomed our son into the world. My miscarriage and the many years it took us to conceive has helped me to grow and support many clients and their partners in preparing to meet their rainbow babies. If you would like to read more about my journey (and see aprox 10 million pictures of Simon) you can check me out on instagram @devongerm.
I spent most of high school, college, and a few years after working as a nanny and my family often jokes that I've helped raise most of the children in my hometown. When I moved to Los Angeles in 2012 I started to realize that I was equally as passionate about the well-being of the Mamas I worked for as I was for their babies. I took my Birth Doula & Childbirth Education Training with Ana Paula Markel of BINI Birth through DONA International in 2014. I believe in encouraging a woman to trust her instincts when it comes to pregnancy and birth and I work hard as a doula to establish a safe environment where that is possible.