Our Team

Administration

Founder & Lead Doula

Certified Full Circle Doula, Peer Lactation Counselor, Placenta Specialist, and Trauma Informed Professional.

Cynthia Garcia

Cynthia has a passion for helping others find their voice and reclaiming their power, especially in their birth spaces. She is a mom of four, with kids ranging two to seven of age. Her own experiences with her births are what piqued her interest into the path of a birth professional. Before that, her passion was cooking, and she went to school for culinary arts. Now, she combines both passions to help families prepare for labor and postpartum recovery. Cynthia has personally experienced a cesarean section, two hospital VBACs, a home birth (HBAC), and pregnancy losses. She wanted to bring her own experiences into helping guide others on their own journeys. As someone who has been through trauma of birth, childhood and sexual abuse, Cynthia makes it her mission to advocate and help birthing survivors, through any trauma or fears that they feel will affect their birth. Cynthia continues to learn and educate herself in any ways that will best support families looking for support through the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum periods. She is now taking a midwifery course, and training as a student midwife. When she isn't helping families, Cynthia likes to spend time with her family and taking some time for spiritual care. One of her favorite ways to relax and refresh from a hard week, is taking a day for herself and reading/writing with a hot cup of tea or hot chocolate, and creating new recipes.

Training and Certification Include:

  • Certified Full Circle Doula (H.E.R.B.A.L)

  • Trauma-Informed Support Training (Cornerstone)

  • Certified Peer Lactation Counselor (H.E.R.B.A.L)

  • Certified Placenta Specialist (H.E.R.B.A.L)

  • Intensive hands-on training for birth, postpartum, placenta, herbs, and nutrition.

  • Food Handlers Certification

  • 2+ years as a Professional Doula

  • 10+ years' experience with newborn care

  • Current student midwife


A word from the founder:

Hi families! Congratulations on such an exciting new adventure. I wanted to take a few minutes to give my thanks for considering Treasured Art of Birth, for your journey! I created this agency to have a safe place to get all your birth support needs. I have hand selected my team, whom I believe will be a great addition to this agency, to serve families with compassion, kindness, and respect for this sacred time in your life. We are dedicated to making this experience a memorable one. Please reach out for any questions or to schedule a consultation with us!

With much love and gratitude,

Cynthia Garcia

Office Administrator & Intake Coordinator

Victoria Coppola

Hello all!

My name is Victoria, I am currently working towards earning my Postpartum Doula Certification through Childbirth International. I will be specializing in postpartum care to support families in any way they may need and to coach them through the changes that may occur when a new baby is added to your family, whether it’s your first child or tenth. In the meantime, as office administrator I get to work closely with the doulas and clients at Treasured Art of Birth and I hope to create a safe space for anyone and everyone. I am a people person who cares very much about mental health and interpersonal relationships. I believe we all have our own unique stories and experiences, and I hope to be a positive impact on yours.


Sally Cote

Hi! I am Sally, I started working with children at age 10! I knew that young, I wanted to work with families. I started working with teen moms at age 14, with postpartum care. During this time, I was also babysitting and working in classrooms for kids with autism, as an aid. It was around this time, I started doing energy healing work, and studying holistic and herbal health. This continued for much of my life, before I was 30 I had my own daycare, preschool, and parent education business. This, all while working with new parents in postpartum, and through pregnancy. In 2018, I left work to take care of my family, and in 2019 I decided to focus more on parent education and doula work, and went for my official certifications. In 2020, I was working as a birth doula for the first time, while continuing my initial passion, as a postpartum doula. I now work with families, supporting them through fertility, pregnancy, birth, lactation, and beyond. I still provide parent education and coaching to growing families.

Certified Doula, and Lead Instructor.

The Team

Rosa Coppola-Doula

My name is Roza Coppola and I am a full spectrum doula located in Gig Harbor. I specialize in fertility, prenatal, out-of-hospital birth, postpartum, and lactation support. I provide in-person and virtual care, to suit my clients needs. My dream is to help as many birthing people as possible have their ideal birth experience by holding space, sharing knowledge and resources, providing physical support measures, and advocating for client wishes throughout their journey into parenthood.


Jennifer Vazquez-Doula

Hi everyone,

My name is Jennifer Vazquez, I would like to introduce myself, by giving you my best gratitude for trusting me with your care. As a birth and postpartum doula, my goal is to make you feel secure of any decision you make when it comes to giving birth and your fourth trimester care. Finishing my training at Bastyr University, I will continue my education to become a certified infant massage educator & lactation consultant, to provide the best care for the community.


Jenna Alderson-Doula

Hi, my name is Jenna and I am a Birth and Postpartum Doula. I have always wanted to go into Nursing and the more I researched being a doula the more I knew this was what I wanted to do. I have been a Nanny for about 3 years and while I love it, I found being a doula was the best choice for me. My goal is to help you gain the confidence you need to go through birth and postpartum with the support from me. I am here to answer all your questions, setting up a birth plan and being an advocate for you and of course giving you the best support physically and emotionally. I also want to be there for your partner and family that will be involved in the birthing process.


Chelsea Staples-Doula

Chelsea is a Seattle Native and a Full Spectrum Doula since 2015. She is an artist, activist and healer. Chelsea is passionate about empowering and protecting a family's pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey. She loves to help families within her communities, which include but are not limited to BIPOC and Queer communities. She is working on expanding her knowledge and expertise to nutrition and herbalism to bring those passions forth in her community.


Leah Browning- Photographer

Leah is an experienced family, maternity, newborn, and birth photographer in the Tacoma-Seattle area, and has been providing exceptional photography to mothers and babies for 15 years. As she birthed her own children into the quiet of her home, she felt powerful and flooded with joy. Her goal is to capture your birth story in all its raw grace, beauty, sacrifice, and strength; in images you can treasure and share with your child. “Birth is a sacred space and I am honored to be invited in to that space.”


Hector Garcia - Trauma Healing Meditation Guide and Partner Guide

A devoted husband to a doula/student midwife/entrepreneur and wonderful stay at home dad of 4. When he isn't being husband or dad of the year, he utilizes his free time to guide dad's/partners on what to expect and how to help during labor from the male perspective. As a supportive partner he has experienced a c section, 2 hospital vbacs and a homebirth by his wife's side. He is also a meditation guide who specializes in not only helping others heal from their emotional and mental traumas, but helping pregnant individuals through their fears of pain during birth (similar to hypnobirthing)