Birth Center Staff
Toni Kimpel, CPM, LM
I am the owner, Director and Senior Midwife at Jubilee Birth Center.
I earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Mobile, where I achieved a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Business Administration, with a minor in Biology. My mathematics degree is actually used in midwifery in figuring angles and vectors for getting babies to come out, my business administration has been helpful in running a business, and of course biology is involved in the science of midwifery.
I have been a midwife since 1985 and an ICEA childbirth instructor since 1988. I completed the certification process to become a Certified Professional Midwife in 1996. I currently hold a Texas Department of Health Services Midwifery License. In my spare time I have been married to Monte for 40 years and we have raised ten children.
Currently, we have been blessed to have twenty-four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Seven of my biological children were born at home and I have been blessed to deliver five of my grandchildren and two of my great-grandchildren.
Hailey Elder, birth assistant
I have been drawn to the miracle of birth as long as I can remember. As the oldest of 5 children, I appointed myself a pseudo momma at a very young age and loved every minute of it. I graduated from Mississippi College in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Communication and a minor in Psychology. In college I spent time in Haiti leading teams and volunteering with different village clinics including a maternity home which only increased my belief in the brave strength found in every woman. I completed doula certification through Birth Boot Camp in February of 2021 and since then have also completed Neonatal Resuscitation Certification. I have attended births at homes, birth centers, as well as hospitals and it continues to be an absolute honor and privilege to be a part of such holy experiences.
When not attending births, I often spend my time with busy hands writing, baking, arranging flowers, and planning for her summers on leadership at Beloved and Beyond-- a camp for children/adults with special needs.
Maddie Eaglen, birth assistant
Since I can remember, my friends and family have always referred to me as a “baby whisperer”. It didn’t matter how old I was or who we were with, if there was a little one in the room they were attached to my hip and I was giddy and smiling ear to ear. I have always loved the beauty and intricacy of birth. From a really young age, I proudly told everyone I wanted to be a nurse and my dream was to work in labor and delivery with the hope of one day working in the NICU. It was what I lived for. I attended two and a half years of Nursing school at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee with every intent on graduating and going straight into working in the birth world. However, after many hours in the hospital doing clinicals in the mother/baby and labor and delivery unit, I realized the hospital setting was not for me. I fell in love with the holiness of birth, but there was so much more I wanted to give. I wanted freedom for moms to let their birth story be what THEY wanted. I wanted to get to walk alongside them in their birth story and not just pop in every once in a while to check vitals. I wanted labor to be intimate and intentional. I wanted so much more. Since then, I changed my path and moved to Texas to pursue being a birth assistant, where I get to do and experience everything my heart has always desired and use the training I received as knowledge and tools to better serve and love.
I believe that birth is holy and that it is meant to be cherished. I want moms to be excited about their birth journey knowing that they are seen, heard, held, and understood. Your birth experience deserves to be yours. You deserve to be cheered on and held up by a community of people that are FOR you.
Cheryl Amelang, Birth Assistant
I have been passionate about birth, education, and support since the birth of my first baby in 2004. My own six birth experiences were what made me fall in love with and continue to be in awe of birth.
Over the years I have attended over 100 births working as a birth assistant at Jubilee Birth Center. In 2011, I became a childbirth educator and have loved helping couples prepare for their amazing birth experiences. I love being a small part of the birth stories of so many strong women supported by their partners. I also work on the Birth Boot Camp Headquarters team as the Certification Coordinator, helping women work toward their goals of becoming birth professionals and a co-host on the Birth Boot Camp online birth classes.
In addition to assisting at births and teaching classes, you can find me homeschooling my children, podcasting with the HQ team, drinking coffee, and listening to music.
Angel Fulton, Student Midwife
Angel is a student midwife at the Association of Texas Midwives. Passionate about women's health and childbirth, she is thrilled to be pursuing her dream of becoming a midwife.
Angel is married to her high school sweetheart and they have been blessed with three beautiful children. Her journey into midwifery began after the birth of her first child in a hospital setting.
While grateful for the care she received, she felt that something was missing. This experience ignited a fire within her to explore alternative options for childbirth and to provide women with a more personalized and holistic approach to their care. Her two following children were born at Jubilee Birth Center.
Balancing her studies with her role as a mother and wife, she understands firsthand the challenges and joys that come with pregnancy and parenting. In her free time, Angel enjoys spending time with her family, hiking or swimming, and reading. She is excited to continue her journey as a student midwife and looks forward to making a positive impact on the lives of the women and families in the community she was raised in.
Lynette Casaretto, Office Manager
When my youngest child started school, I decided it was time to get out and get a part-time job, but not just any job. The environment, people, & purpose had to involve something I'm passionate about yet, allow me flexibility as I raise my three children. I have always been fascinated with all things pregnancy and birth so helping out Toni and the birth team with their practical and administrative needs is a great opportunity for me. I love seeing all the belly bumps and newborns as often as possible.
I am a wife and mom of three. My youngest was born at Jubilee Birth Center in 2015. I was a first-grade teacher for 14 years, then a stay-at-home mom for 12 years before joining Jubilee Birth Center.