Classroom Teachers

  • Merriah Fairchild Merriah Fairchild, BA, IBCLC is a Birthingway-trained postpartum doula and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She teaches the Postpartum Doula Workshop. Merriah started her private practice, Bridgetown Baby, in 2014 ...
  • Heather Hack-Sullivan Heather Hack-Sullivan, BSM, CPM, LDM has come full circle in the Birthingway community. She began teaching Infancy classes several years ago only to then become a student, a graduate, a ...
  • Celeste Kersey Celeste Kersey, BA, CPM, LDM is passionate about living consciously, and is a perpetual student of NVC and Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Midwifery and Motherhood. Celeste teaches Birthingway’s Communication series, is ...
  • Brooke Noli Brooke Noli, MA, MFT, CD, teaches Perinatal Psychology for Lactation Consultants and Perinatal Psychology for Midwives. She holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has a two-year ...
  • Cari Nyland Cari Nyland, ND, teaches Birthingway’s three-part Plant Medicine series, and Introduction to Healing Systems. She is a naturopath who practices in Portland, Oregon.
  • Aerlyn Pfeil Aerlyn Pfeil is a certified professional midwife and sexual violence program consultant from Portland, Oregon. After graduating from Birthingway College she joined Doctors Without Borders and has worked in maternal ...
  • Nichole Reding Nichole Reding, MA, CPM, is Birthingway’s Academic Coordinator, a Childbirth Educator, and a Birthingway certified, Labor Doula. She teaches Childbirth Education, Complex Situations I, Ethics, Midwifery History and Politics, and Psychosocial ...
  • Holly Scholles Holly Scholles, MA, CPM, LDM is a midwife with a tiny practice, as well as an anthropologist specializing in human reproduction and medical anthropology. Holly is the founder and president ...
  • Emilia Smith Emilia Smith, CPM, LDM, IBCLC, is a midwife and lactation consultant. She is a graduate of Birthingway and is thrilled to be a part of the faculty at the institution that ...