Following training at Florida School of Traditional Midwifery in Gainseville, FL, Mattie practiced as a licensed midwife at a freestanding birth center for several years. She then obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Florida. Mattie gained experience as a Registered Nurse on a labor and delivery unit at a regional medical center before obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. Mattie is board certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board. She is also a member of serveral organizations including the American Association of Birth Centers, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, and more.