hello, I'm

Doug Ellertson Administrator

You might be asking yourself, “Why does Prairie Midwives have a dude administrator?”, well, I will tell you.

After a two year run as a professional brewer at the inception of the Troubled Monk Brewery, I took a year-long parental leave with our youngest boy. Being married to a midwife (Jenn) that owns a midwifery practice, and Brewing Beer are two jobs that don’t have much flexibility. Knowing this, I decided to take over the administration role in 2018 at Prairie Midwives to give me the flexibility to still work and be a part-time stay at home Dad.

My role at Prairie Midwives and my office are ever changing. Although I still get, “Is this Prairie Midwives, do I have the right number?” often, I really enjoy working with the midwives and midwifery clients. Helping Jenn and getting to see Prairie Midwives grow from just 2 to 8 midwives today has been pretty amazing. Outgrowing our old acreage location and moving Prairie Midwives into a historic building downtown Red Deer, has been one of my favourite aspects of the business. Being part of the Central Alberta community is pretty special.

When I am not at home mowing the lawn (acreage life), you will often find me on my fat bike hitting the awesome trails of Red Deer, or said fat bike being parked in the midwives’ way at the clinic. If I am not at the hockey rink watching our oldest son play, I am hanging out with the two youngest boys camping somewhere in the mountains or having Minecraft sessions at home. I enjoy firing up the offset smoker and indulging in Texas-style BBQ, making classic cocktails, playing barista, and just generally cooking delicious food for friends and family to share with. Let’s revive the Dinner Party!