Ty is originally from New Jersey, but currently lives in Knoxville, TN.
She is a mom of four and a soon to be grandmother.
From early childhood, Ty has had a love and fascination for pregnancy, birth, and newborns.
Initially, she desired to become an OB/GYN, but her plans were averted with life changes.
However, her love for the mystery of conception, pregnancy, and birth continued to weigh
heavily on her heart. After finding out about the opportunity to become a doula and
researching what they do and what they stood for, her dream was reignited, and she pursued
training to become a doula, officially. Ultimately, her desire to serve all women regardless of
race, religious belief, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, through her business
Gendoula. She is incredibly passionate about serving the African American community and
bringing awareness to the care that African American women need and deserve during this
special time in their lives. In addition, she encourages women to become stronger advocates
and make more informed healthcare choices. Along with being a certified ProDoula Labor
Doula, she is a certified postpartum doula and placenta encapsulator. She is a member of
National Black Doula Association as well as is CPR certified (adult and pediatric) through the
American Red Cross. Lastly, she is a certified Childbirth Education Instructor through ProDoula
and teaches childbirth education at University of Tennessee Hospital.
One of Ty’s other most recently accomplishments is beginning a nonprofit for her doula work
to serve those that are unable to afford doula care financially. One of her future aspirations is
to open her own doula agency.