Abby Reichardt, B.S., is a local of Gainesville and a graduate of The University of Florida with a degree in Family, Youth and Community Sciences. She began her journey at FSTM as a student midwife in 2011 but took time off so that her husband could pursue an a degree with UF also. During her time off from school she unexpectedly and delightedly became apart of the FSTM staff, and has worked in the Academic Department ever since. Abby had her first son at home with the help of a midwife and graduate of the program, one of the most transforming experiences of her life. She splits her time between her wonderful family and pets, work in the Academic Department, frequent trips to local springs and rivers, and community activism. She plans to pick up her midwifery career once her son is older and would like to one day own a flourishing Homebirth practice in North Central Florida.
A 2016 graduate of The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery and past apprentice at Midwives Cooperative, Mandi is thrilled to be joining the practice. She has called Gainesville home since 2000 and is proud to continue to serve families in the area. Growing up, Mandi’s curiosity and fascination with pregnancy and childbirth eventually led her to pursue midwifery. Mandi birthed her daughter, June, at home with her husband and midwives by her side in 2014. This experience further solidified her commitment to empowering families to have the healthy and satisfying birth experience they desire.