Andrea Sugar

Death Doula, VDDN Co-Founder

I became a death doula at the beginning of 2020 after a brief conversation with Daniel Shaw that brought years of consideration to a point of movement. I received my certification from The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. As I was preparing to serve new clients, COVID-19 hit the world and I had to readjust what serving would look like in these new, and very challenging, times. I was inspired to create a virtual death doula network so that people did not have to move through the dying process alone despite not being able to be physically present. I called Daniel and in turn he called Emily, and the Virtual Death Doula Network was born. It was a natural and seamless alliance between the three of us and together we have cultivated, what we believe, is an opportunity to serve and reach people worldwide.