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ABOUT US

We started Lumos because we believe that families are stronger when they are able to navigate their own experiences and story.

 

We believe the seeds of social change are planted when families are able to empower themselves and feel supported in the process of growing their family.

Families who choose Lumos know they will be more grounded and confident as parents when they are surrounded by support, information, and community.

Alli & Lea

Alli & Lea

Lumos Co-Founders

Alli & Lea both love creating relationships with families and doulas in a way that honors what a big deal it is to have a babe. 

Alli: a lover of spreadsheets (for real), an avid runner/walker with her black lab, & totally a sympathetic crier.  

Lea: a huge fan of Lake Superior, photography, quilting, & beading. 

Together Alli & Lea are at 450+ births & 25yrs working with families professionally.

Alli & Lea teach Lumos ONLINE Birth + Baby course.  They also work with the Madison-based Lumos Doula Team to support families as they navigate their pregnancies and births.

 

Ashley Hartman Annis

Ashley Hartman Annis

Lumos Team Doula

Ashley is a fertility awareness educator, a full-spectrum doula, & a zine-maker.  When she’s not talking about cervical fluid or getting her hand squeezed at a birth, she enjoys knitting, reading, and watching her dogs do cute & funny things.

 

Ashley has been teaching classes on cycle charting for contraception & conscious conception since 2013, making zines since 2015, and attending births, miscarriages, and abortions since 2017.
Kristin Enge

Kristin Enge

Lumos Team Doula

 

Kristin is a mama, yogi, and self proclaimed birth geek. She’s a city girl living on farmland out in the country, and has all the feelings about the experience.  She is a lover of books, the smell of rain, and the way large bodies of water fill the senses.
 
Kristin has been supporting families as a prenatal yoga since 2015 and childbirth education with Lumos since 2017.  She started doing doula work in 2019.
Amie Gieseke

Amie Gieseke

Lumos Team Doula

 

Amie relishes in small town life with her three boys deep in the rolling hills southwest WI.  She loves to organize and can be found rearranging furniture in her free time.

 

Amie’s been in the birth scene for “ages”, working with a range of care providers and places of birth (including hospital, home, and freestanding birth centers).  She’s also an experienced lactation counselor.  
Jen Collins

Jen Collins

Lumos Team Doula

A loyal (long-suffering) Cubs fan, Jen can be found taking in a baseball game with her husband and son or out on a hike when not attending births. Levity is also important to Jen! She’ll probably crack a joke when you’re together and she’ll definitely cry alongside you when that babe is in your arms.

Once described as “human serotonin”, Jen brings a calm, heartfelt presence to all aspects of her life. She trained as a doula and has been supporting families since 2013.
 


Interested in some in-person time to hear more about doula support and how Lumos support looks? RSVP now for our monthly Learn About Lumos & Speed Doula Event!

 

Interested in a quickie convenient Q&A w/co-founders Alli & Lea? 
Schedule a 20m phone call or grab a spot in our Learn About Lumos video chat.


About the Lumos Network

Lumos works alongside area professionals to offer more support and/or backup to the Lumos client experience.
We trust and tremendously adore these amazing folk.

Adria Cannon

Adria Cannon

Lactation Consultant

Adria has been practicing as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in Madison since 2006.  “I cannot recommend her highly enough” is a common refrain amongst area breastfeeding families, and Lumos clients absolutely rave.

Anya Wait

Anya Wait

Photographer

Formerly a midwife, Anya has been photographing families, newborns, and births for the past 10yrs.  She is a very chill presence at births, and a supportive and knowledgeable presence at newborn shoots.  Plus she’s wicked funny.

 

Emily Hagenmaier

Emily Hagenmaier

Counselor

Emily has a particular interest in pregnancy, postpartum, and other parenting transitions.  She has a deep intuitive nature and is incredibly easy to talk to.  Alli says she’s one of the best listeners she’s ever met.  And girlfriend’s got fantastic style.

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