Ashley Brimer is a Certified Nurse-Midwife who is passionate about women's health and empowering women throughout their healthcare and pregnancies.
Ashley started her education at Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) where she initially went for practical nursing. After becoming an LPN, Ashley worked at a nursing home while going back to school for her Associate's Degree at ATCC in 2014. She became an RN and worked at a clinic for 2 years before working at a local hospital. During that time, she gained valuable experience and worked towards attaining her Bachelor's Degree through South Dakota State University (SDSU) in 2017. Ashley received her Master's of Science in Nurse-Midwifery from Bethel University in 2020.
Ashley is from the Alexandria area and loves the community. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her two children. She is also one of nine children and enjoys spending time with her siblings and many nieces and nephews.
Sarah is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys caring for patients of all ages, with a special interest in thyroid disorders and endometriosis.
Sarah’s career in healthcare started in 1998 when she worked as a health unit coordinator at M Health Fairview in Minneapolis in antepartum, labor & delivery and postpartum.
In addition to her Master of Science in Nursing
from Maryville University of St. Louis, Sarah also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education and German from the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Sarah is originally from Minnetonka but lives in Sauk Centre with her husband and their two cats. Outside of work, she enjoys playing piano and clarinet, camping, fishing, traveling and running.
Nicole Muzik, BSN-RN, SNM
Nicole Muzik, BSN-RN, and Student Nurse Midwife is part of the Empowered Midwifery and Wellness team as a birth assist. You may see her in the office on occasion or at your birth with Ashley. Nicole is passionate about women’s healthcare and advocates for educated and informed care for her patient’s. When she’s not working with Ashley, she works at CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital as a Labor and Delivery nurse. Nicole has three children, Brooklynn (11), Bristol (8), and Elliot who is 4.5. When Nicole is not working or doing schoolwork, she enjoys spending time with her kids and husband and being outdoors.
Jamie Shelley, BSN-RN, SNM
Jamie Shelley, BSN-RN, IBCLC, and student nurse midwife is part of the Empowered Midwifery and Wellness team as a birth assist. She loves attending births and supporting women (AND their families) holistically during their journey to motherhood. Jamie has spent most of her nursing career with mamas and babies, and most recently has worked in labor & delivery, same day surgery, and as a nursing instructor. She is a mama, outdoor enthusiast, and always has kombucha and sourdough fermenting in her kitchen.
Laura Ascheman, RN
Womens and childrens health and wellness was what originally sparked my interest in nursing. I have been a registered nurse for 9 years and have worked in several different areas of healthcare. I love that Empowered Midwifery and Wellness offers so many options to women and their families before, during, and after pregnancy. When I am not helping Ashley with a homebirth you can find me working full time in home health care or chasing after my three beautiful daughters ages 6, 4, and 2! In my spare time I enjoy camping with my family, trips to the lake, and gardening.