Meet Your Regional Directors

 

Katie powell

Hi, I'm Katie, a Boise native who recently found my purpose for supporting women and their partners through the most transformative time in their lives. After seven years of school and years of unfulfilling jobs, it took a painful pregnancy and empowering birth to realize my passion. It was during this time I found the BIRTHFIT movement. I immediately knew it was something special and that I wanted to be a part of it. I jumped in head first, quit my day job, became a birth doula and then co-Regional Director of BIRTHFIT Boise in 2018.

As a former collegiate soccer player, soccer coach, and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, fitness and nutrition have always been an important part of my life and I am so grateful I can integrate it with helping women in the motherhood transition as a part of BIRTHFIT.

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Bria sommer

Hi, I'm Bria! I was Alaskan born and raised before relocating to my husband's hometown of Boise in 2012, shortly before the birth of our first baby. It was the preparation and research done preparing for that birth that I found my love, my passion, for all things birth and babies. The birth of my daughter was such a powerful experience in my life, one that healed me from so much and showed me a strength within that I didn't know possible. Sitting in my postpartum room with my husband and daughter was the first time I started to consider how I can help other women feel this positive about their births. 15 months later I signed up for a doula training and I've been supporting families ever since! 

Having an interest in fitness as well, it has been my dream for many years to integrate a positive and healthy birth philosophy with functional, everyday movements making women feel empowered, prepared, and strong. Enter BIRTHFIT! It's honestly a dream to be a part of this movement and I look forward to bringing it to the Boise area. 

I believe in a woman's ability to know what is best for her and her baby. I believe in her body to know that it needs. I believe in community and connection. I believe in BIRTHFIT, and know that strong mothers will raise strong babies and those babies will change the world. 

 

Bria is a DONA certified birth doula, childbirth educator, postpartum placenta specialist, and Crossfit Level-1 Trainer.