Our Team

Welcome to Doulas of Maui, where the journey of birth and early parenthood is embraced with unwavering compassion and support. Our story begins with the realization that childbirth is a deeply personal experience, one that can shape the foundation of a family’s journey. As mothers who have each navigated unique paths to motherhood, we understand the profound impact that emotional and physical support during labor can have on both the birth experience and the precious bond with a newborn. It was these diverse encounters with childbirth that ignited our passion to become doulas, and from this shared commitment, Doulas of Maui was born. With a belief that every individual deserves a birth experience that resonates with their values and dreams, we dedicate ourselves to offering evidence-based information, unyielding emotional and physical support, and resolute advocacy throughout the birthing process. We invite you to embark on this transformative voyage with us, to weave together the tapestry of birth, Maui, and profound connection.

Your body. Your baby. Your birth.
As doulas, we support you.

Photo of Lindsay Kallas and Bonnie Slater

Bonnie Slater

I am Bonnie Slater, a dedicated mother of two and an experienced birth and postpartum doula, birth doula trainer, and women’s relational leader.

Since 1996, I’ve had the privilege of supporting more than 700 families through the transformative journey of childbirth, supporting the raw emotions of new parents and the miracle of new life. My experience spans across 15 different hospitals, birth centers, and numerous homes in both Boulder, Colorado and Maui, Hawaii.

Beyond my doula practice, I’ve contributed to three ob-gyn/midwifery offices as a midwifery assistant. My educational background includes studying psychology and nursing and working end-of-life care. I leverage my skills to create meaningful connections by supporting each unique family during a transformative and vulnerable time of life.

In 2020, I merged my passions for babies, birth and fostering connections to establish Doulas of Maui LLC. This venture is a birth doula training program, conducted biannually and held on the island of Maui. Women who are interested in the birth process, aspire to become doulas or are pregnant can immerse into a 3 day container taking a deep dive into the world of birth through the path of doula work. I love my career and teaching the art of becoming a doula is an incredibly satisfying to me.

In my free time I love to hike in the mountains of Boulder, practice yoga, have coffee with friends, swim and take underwater maternity photos.

Lisa Waldo

Certified as a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Lisa has over 35 years of doula experience and is trained in the Bradley Method of childbirth. Since founding Balanced Beginnings Doulas in 2003, Lisa has supported hundreds of families in Boulder and surrounding areas. She has also worked as a Child Life Specialist and Activity Therapist in hospitals with children and families. She has a B.S. in Family and Child Development and has volunteered with abused children, pregnant teens, and youth groups and was also a Preschool Teacher.

Having worked as a Fitness Instructor for many years allows Lisa to integrate the importance of health and fitness into her work as a doula. Lisa values building relationships and providing continuity in care to families, supporting them through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Living and traveling abroad have contributed to Lisa’s ability to engage with multicultural families.

Her accumulated education and experience enable her to thrive within varied family dynamics: supporting families with fertility issues, single mothers, mothers with a history of eating disorders or sexual abuse, grief and loss. When not busy with her four children, Lisa enjoys hiking, skiing, biking, photography and mountain living.

She also shares her creativity as a children’s book author at www.adventuresonpeacefulmountain.com.