Meet Our Team

Althea Hrdlichka Owner

THE BIRTH EXPERIENCE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR

Althea Hrdlichka, CPM
Midwife, Owner, and Clinical Director

Althea Hrdlichka is a Certified Professional Midwife licensed in Colorado, Wyoming and Arizona. After completion of her clinical training in Arizona and Northern Colorado, she graduated from National Midwifery Institute in October of 2016 and received her national licensure in February of 2017.

Althea started her solo homebirth practice in 2016 and shortly after began pursuing her dreams to open Northern Colorado’s first freestanding birth center, Tender Gifts Midwifery & Birth Center. Althea began her career as a birth and postpartum doula in 2009 after the birth of her 4th baby. Her drive for supporting families during the most precious times in their lives began after having a number of different birthing experiences herself, ending with the most perfect homebirth.

She has had the honor of attending nearly 1000 births. Althea has helped the women in our community with preconception counseling, prenatal, birth, and postpartum care. Tender Gifts serves clients in Northern Colorado, Southern Wyoming and Nebraska.

Althea’s goal for Tender Gifts is to provide gentle, loving care to any and all clients, helping them have the birth experience they deserve.

Midwives

Victoria Flore Clinical Manager

BRECKLEN ABLES

Midwife

Victoria Flore Clinical Manager

LAURA EARLY CNM

Midwife

Victoria Flore Clinical Manager

BECKY SEARLES

Midwife

Victoria Flore Clinical Manager

VICTORIA FIORE

PRN Midwife

Victoria Flore Clinical Manager

CAMILLE FRIASON

Midwife

Admin Team

Chrystal Boulden

Admin Director

Learn More About Chrystal

Chrystal does all things admin here at Tender Gifts, but she is mainly the head of our billing dept.! Chrystal was born in Jamaica and raised in South Florida. In 2016 she earned her MBA in Healthcare and has been working in healthcare administration since 2010. After having her beautiful daughter in 2016, and struggling postpartum with no assistance, she knew helping women find much needed resources for better outcomes was what she wanted to do. Her goal is to educate women, particularly African American women, about their birthing options and choices in hopes that no one has to experience what she went through. In 2017 she found her passion and destiny and began working at a birth center in AZ. Until she found that center, she didn’t even know birth centers existed or that giving birth at home was even an option! This has sparked her passion even more by providing consultations to new and established birth centers. She is now does Administrative duties and billing for a number of birth centers in Colorado and in Arizona, where she gets to travel and work remotely. Her contagious smile and big heart is at the core of Tender Gifts.

Jessica Villella

Crystal Stiles

Admin Assistant

Jessica Villella

Hannah Lacy

Medical Assistant

Learn More About Hannah

Hannah Lacy joined our team back in April 2022! She has been around Tender Gifts since Jan 2021 and has loved getting to know clients and watch them along their pregnancy journey. Hannah was born and raised in Fort Collins, CO and lives with her family in town. She has 5 siblings and lots of cousins! Her interest in birth began when she watched her aunt’s home birth 6 years ago, and knew she wanted to pursue midwifery model of care. Someday, she would like to start school to become a midwife, but wants to build her skills as a medical assistant and doula first! Every mama’s story is so unique and empowering!

Doula Team

Tender Gifts is committed to equipping our clients with as many tools as possible to ensure an empowered and supported birth, postpartum, and bereavement care.

Jessica Villella

Dawn Hager

Lead Doula

Learn More About Dawn

Dawn is our leaf doula here at Tender Gifts. Dawn’s roots are in California, where she was born and raised. She moved to CO after meeting her husband. Dawn and her husband Nick have 3 children, Brayden (5), Naomi (3) and Breckyn (2). Dawn began down the road of becoming a doula while having her children and using a Doula herself. Dawn has a business outside of Tender Gifts as a BIRTHFIT coach and specializes in pre and post natal fitness. It became evident her coaching was easily applied in the role of a doula and she fell in love with Birth. Her goal for her clients and anyone she can work with is that they feel fully supported and educated in their decisions throughout pregnancy and labor. Dawn feels that empowering her clients is key to her role as a doula and helping these mamas bring their babies earthside. In the little spare time she has, you can catch her working out or riding her horse.

Jessica Villella

Jessica Villella

Doula

Learn More About Jessica

Jessica is one of our doulas and birth class instructor. She is a wife and mama to three littles. Through her own personal experiences and journey into motherhood she found a deep love and passion for all things birth, babies and parenting.

Jessica has personally been through a cesarean as well as had multiple vbac births. After many years as a doula, she has found that she may be a great strength to have in a hospital setting, but homebirth and birth center births are her heart and soul.

Brianna Spicka

Doula

Learn More About Brianna

As the Director of the Loveland CRU, Brianna helps train and support others for and in challenging times.  She does not want others to just “hang in there” but wants you to flourish in the midst of the uncertainty and expectancy.   She has worked on the front lines of crisis for 11 years as a Crisis Response Missionary and Chaplain for Crisis Response International, where she deploys around the world. 

While home in CO with her husband, 5 kids, and grandbaby, Brianna also fulfills other roles in the community, but what she loves best is her role as a Doula.  Her training with CRI, CBI and TG  have widened her skill set as a Doula.  Brianna’s sincere desire is for all to have unwavering Faith, Hope and Joy even when life is challenging.  “We were designed to Thrive, not just survive!”.

Jessica Villella

Olivia Schmidt

Doula

Jessica Villella

Cheryl Small

Doula

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