Certified Professional Midwife
Brittany is one of the owners of Lunaria Birth & Wellness. She lives in Belton with her husband, two children, and five crazy but lovable dogs. She worked in emergency medicine before joining the United States Marine Corps. Upon completion of her time in service, she became pregnant with her first child and after feeling lost in the shuffle at an OB practice, she switched to seeing midwives at a birth center. It was then she realized that she wanted to be in birth work to help leave birth better than she found it. Throughout her 8 pregnancies, Brittany has personally experienced an epidural birth, cesarean sections, VBACs, and unmedicated births. Through surrogacy, she has helped to grow families of many different dynamics, to include same-sex couples and single parents. In her off-time, you can find her indulging in reality tv, hoarding dachshunds while studying medical books, and swimming in the lake.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist
Susanne is one of the owners of Lunaria Birth & Wellness. She lives in Belton with her husband and two sons. Susanne began her career in 2002 when she graduated from The Medical Arts Massage School with a diploma in Therapeutic Massage, where she would go on to teach and later become the Director in 2006. In 2011, she worked with the North Carolina State Department of Athletics. In 2014, after moving to Texas, Susanne worked at Montgomery Chiropractic as an onsite orthopedic massage therapist. In November of 2015 she became the massage therapist to the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi in the UAE, before returning to the United States and joining our team of providers.
License Number: MT119283
Advanced Student Midwife
Deondra is a mother of three beautiful children and lives in Killeen. She enjoys spending time with her family and is beyond excited to be part of the Lunaria team! She first felt drawn to midwifery after choosing midwives for care during the pregnancy and birth of her son in 2015. She was amazed at the peace she felt during her birth and is passionate about helping all birthing people, but especially Black women, to receive safer and more holistic care during their reproductive years. She came to Lunaria in January 2019 and felt as if she had truly found her place to grow in her knowledge and skills and is excited to serve our clients as one of the only Black midwives in all of Central Texas. She loves to read and is always devouring new knowledge. She enjoys soul food, sweet red wine, and can be found at Starbucks before every clinic day.
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Cristi is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 17 years of nursing experience, eight of them in women's health and labor/delivery. She has a true passion for maternal and newborn health and loves to incorporate education as well as informed decision making with her patients. She grew up as an Air Force brat, joined the Army Nurse Corps shortly after graduating nursing school, and is now enjoying Central Texas life with her soon to retire active duty husband of 20+ years. They have travelled all over the world with their two beautiful daughters, dogs, cats, and even horses. Cristi is living her dream by owning her own horse farm and breeding Irish Draughts and Connemara sport horses. Delivering equine babies is very different from human babies but just as exciting! In her spare time, Cristi competes with her horses locally and nationally in eventing ,dressage, and jumping.
Gaylynn is passionate about helping people overcome skin ailments and looking their best! She enjoys taking the time to explain to clients their specific skin condition, current treatment and any new treatment plan. Gaylynn's passion started with her certificate in esthetics. That passion continued to develop at the Biomani Center for Advanced Medical Aesthetician. She is certified in hydrafacial, microdermabrasion, buffered and non-buffered chemical peels, dermaplaning, radio frequency, ultrasonic, and all other facials. Gaylynn also has experience performing all body waxing needs, body wraps, body scrubs, and spray tanning. She lives in Salado with her fiancée, Corky and has 2 boys, Ryan and Hunter, and a sweet cat named, Abby. In her downtime, she enjoys outdoor activities including floating the river, water parks, shooting her bow or fishing.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Quinn is originally from Eunice, Louisiana. After high school, he received a bachelor degree in anatomy, as well as a bachelor degree in health and wellness, and then went on
to obtain his doctorate in Chiropractic. During his sophomore year of high school he decided to become a chiropractor when chiropractic therapy helped him to overcome sports injuries he had experienced. He knew he wanted to pursue a career helping others get out of pain and attain their optimal health. Dr. Quinn takes a “whole person” approach in chiropractic care, which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, as opposed to just treating the symptoms. Many seemingly unrelated symptoms often arise from imbalances in the spinal column and I will be able to determine the root of the pain and create a personalized chiropractic and wellness plan to suit each patient’s individual needs. He is also Webster certified and able to make house calls (for established patients in his care) during labor to help troubleshoot any issues that may arise. When he isn't busy treating patients, Dr. Quinn enjoys spending time playing sports, being outdoors, and hunting.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Sterling is a third generation chiropractor at her family clinic, Isdale Chiropractic in Killeen. She graduated as a Red Raider (Wreck ‘Em) before returning to school and earning her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Parker University. She herself was born at home with midwives and is a self proclaimed "birth freak," able to talk about birth, babies and pregnancy until she turns blue! She is the only Webster Certified Chiropractor in Killeen and offers in-home or birth center care to our clients during labor and delivery (and of course, baby too!). Fun facts, she is a Certified Animal Behaviorist, goldendoodle mama to Kaptyn and Kyro, married to a professional rugby player and LOVES Christ, chocolate, coffee and chiropractic. Her personal motto is, it is far easier to raise healthy children than fix a broken adult. She is pumped to work with your growing family!
Lunaria Birth & Wellness prides itself on quality, unbiased and professional care. We hold ourselves to a higher standard and expect all of our associates to do the same. Each specialist is carefully screened and interviewed to ensure that they will respect our clients and perform their jobs to the highest degree. Some of the tenants we hold in high regard are:
Our providers are prepared, enthusiastic, and punctual professionals.
Our providers work in harmony with clients' outside medical providers.
Our clients deserve to feel supported, safe, empowered, and cared for.
Our clients will have access to evidence-based information and education to make an informed choice that's best for them.
Our providers support clients' choices, whatever their personal values or opinions might be.
Our providers cannot guarantee outcomes but will work to ensure that in the end, you feel heard and respected.
Our team works to leave families empowered and birth better than we found it.
Lunaria Birth & Wellness provides unconditional support for the reproductive rights of all people, to include but not limited to people who choose to terminate, trans women, LGBTQIA+ families, surrogacy arrangements, and alternative relationship dynamics. We also actively participate in moving legislation forward that supports the human rights of marginalized and oppressed people and commit to our community and online presence reflecting these practices.