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Shalene Massie is a local doula and childbirth educator through Rhythm of Birth in the NRV.   She had a vision to bring birth/parenting related services and groups together under one resource hub, The NRV Birth Collective.  Being in the birthing community, she is well connected and sensed a need to bring our community together.  She serves as the Lead Coordinator of the Collective.





Fallon Kreye is a local Radford photographer, with Fallon Kreye Photography and new mother wanting to help other mothers connect and foster a supportive mothering community. She is the fire under the collective!



Jessie Hirsh is a postpartum doula and placenta encapsulation specialist with Chicadee Mom, former doula, and professional business analyst. She is passionate about womens' issues, particularly around pregnancy and childbirth and has been active in the Roanoke and NRV birth community since 2009. She serves the collective as an adviser and mentor.



Kara Vellines is a local freelance Graphic Designer and Photographer with Kara Vellines Photography. She is a new mom and is excited to be able to offer graphic design assistance to the collective. She created the lovely banner logo and avatar for the collective!



Candy Beers is new to the NRV and is so grateful to be a part of NRV Birth Collective.  In her work as a pediatric sleep consultant, she loves being able to empower and support new mamas and families.  She is passionate about helping mamas get off to a healthy start and is excited to do this by heading the Meal Trains for our area as well as facilitating our Circle of Moms Postpartum Group.