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

 

We believe that we have it is necessary to be actively anti-racist; as individuals we are committed to furthering our own learnings and as a business we incorporate information on birth disparities in all of our birth education, as well as fundraise/donate money to BIPOC-led nonprofit organizations working to create systemic change.

 

We are inclusive of all families and all parents – and we work with families who are likewise inclusive.

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

We believe that we have it is necessary to be actively anti-racist; as individuals we are committed to furthering our own learnings and as a business we incorporate information on birth disparities in all of our birth education, as well as fundraise/donate money to BIPOC-led nonprofit organizations working to create systemic change.

 

We are inclusive of all families and all parents – and we work with families who are likewise inclusive.

 

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

Lumos Doulas

Ashley Hartman Annis (she/her) & Kristin Enge (she/her)

Ashley Hartman Annis (she/her) & Kristin Enge (she/her)

Lumos Team Duo

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.

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 is a kickass prenatal yoga instructor at The Studio.


Read more about Ashley & Kristin…

Amie Gieseke (she/her) & Jen Collins (she/her)

Amie Gieseke (she/her) & Jen Collins (she/her)

Lumos Team Duo

 

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.

 

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.

Read more about Amie & Jen…

Vicki McCarthy (she/her)

Vicki McCarthy (she/her)

Lumos Team Doula

 

Vicki and her husband are quick to hop on their motorcycle whenever the temperatures warrant a ride. Sunshine definitely fills her cup! She is the proud mom of two twenty-somethings, loves yoga and tries hard to keep up with her daily mindfulness practice.

Vicki is our only doula who works solo (don’t worry – she is backed up by the full team, should backup be needed); she has a passion for postpartum work as well.

Read more about Vicki…

Lumos Co-Founders

Alli (she/her) & Lea (she/her)

Alli (she/her) & Lea (she/her)

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 500+ 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.

Read more about Alli & Lea…

 


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

 

Interested in a quickie convenient Q&A w/co-founders Alli & Lea? 
Schedule a 20m phone call.


Lumos Doulas

Ashley Hartman Annis (she/her) & Kristin Enge (she/her)

Ashley Hartman Annis (she/her) & Kristin Enge (she/her)

Lumos Team Duo

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.

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 is a kickass prenatal yoga instructor at The Studio.

Read more about Ashley & Kristin…

Amie Gieseke (she/her) & Jen Collins (she/her)

Amie Gieseke (she/her) & Jen Collins (she/her)

Lumos Team Duo

 

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.

 

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.

Read more about Amie & Jen…

Vicki McCarthy (she/her)

Vicki McCarthy (she/her)

Lumos Team Doula

Vicki and her husband are quick to hop on their motorcycle whenever the temperatures warrant a ride. Sunshine definitely fills her cup! She is the proud mom of two twenty-somethings, loves yoga and tries hard to keep up with her daily mindfulness practice.

Vicki is our only doula who works solo (don’t worry – she is backed up by the full team, should backup be needed); she has a passion for postpartum work as well.

Read more about Vicki…

 

Lumos Co-Founders

Alli (she/her) & Lea (she/her)

Alli (she/her) & Lea (she/her)

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 500+ 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.

Read more about Alli & Lea…

 


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

 

Interested in a quickie convenient Q&A w/co-founders Alli & Lea? 
Schedule a 20m phone call.


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