Samantha Aabel was born and raised in Alexandria, MN. She attended the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 2015. She then attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI where she completed her Master of Science in nursing. While completing her master’s degree, Samantha worked as a RN on the Women’s and Family Care Center at Aurora West Allis Medical Center. She received her Master of Science in nursing, Nurse Midwifery in May 2018. She is certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board and the American College of Nurse Midwives.
Samantha’s special interests are family planning, pregnancy and birth, and providing holistic care for women of all ages. She currently lives in Garfield with her husband, Luke, and their dog, Murphy. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends on the lake, watching hockey, and being outdoors.
Chillon A. McKibbin, CNM, IBCLC
Lactation Consultations, Midwifery
Chillon McKibbin, C.N.M. was born and raised in Benson, MN. She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Nursing in 2002. She then worked as a Registered Nurse at the Douglas County Hospital for five years, primarily at The Birthplace as a labor and delivery nurse. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing and Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in May 2007. She is certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board and the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She is a member of the A.C.N.M. Chillon is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. Her special interests include family planning, pregnancy and birth and preventative healthcare for women of all ages.
Chillon lives in Alexandria with her husband, Bill and daughter, Kaelyn. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, all outdoor activities and scrapbooking.