MEET THE TEAM
MEET THE TEAM
Eliza Martin, ARNP
NURSE PRACTITIONER | OWNER
Hi, I'm Eliza. I'm a nurse practitioner and the owner of First Steps. I was inspired to start First Steps after working in fertility clinics and realizing a common theme among women who did not need or want IVF: They often felt lost in the shuffle among those pursuing high tech treatments. I wanted to change this and provide a space where patients pursuing low tech treatments feel valued, respected and exceptionally well cared for. I am thrilled to bring First Steps to the community and will constantly strive to practice with compassion, honesty and thoughtfulness.
Prior to opening First Steps I worked as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner for 20 years in the areas of fertility, internal medicine, emergency medicine and OB/GYN. I am especially drawn to women's health and fertility for its combination of technology and relationships with patients. As a mother, it brings me great joy to help those who wish to be parents achieve their dream of holding a baby in their arms. I am also passionate about women achieving their goals in all areas of their lives and becoming mothers if and when it is right for them. On this note I love counseling regarding contraception and fertility preservation. Although First Steps is strictly lower tech, I am happy to counsel regarding egg freezing and refer you to a clinic that provides this service.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters. I love to travel to warm climates where I can scuba dive in clear blue water. I am a bit of an exercise addict and can be found working out most mornings. I also love to ride my bike, drink coffee, sleep in on the weekends and curl up with a good movie and our dog Bentley.
Hi, I'm Alexis. I work as a lab technician and office assistant at First Steps. I am a recent graduate of the University of Washington with a major in human physiology and a minor in medical anthropology and am getting ready to apply to medical school. Recently I completed training in fertility andrology to prepare me for my role in the First Steps lab. Throughout college I worked as a medical scribe in a local emergency department and coached cheerleading for National Cheer Association. I also traveled to Costa Rica and Peru on medical mission trips where I registered patients, took vital signs, shadowed medical students and physicians and did basic medication teaching (in broken Spanish!). I am currently the head cheerleading coach at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. I love mentoring young women and helping them reach their potential.
In my free time you can find me working out at the gym, doing craft projects, bingeing Netflix, playing with my dog or at the occasional local happy hour. I am excited to meet you and participate in your care!
Rocky Mazzeo, MD
Hi, I'm Dr. Mazzeo. I recently retired from practice but prior to this worked as a family practice physican in the Edmonds area for nearly 20 years. While not seeing patients at First Steps I will be overseeing all functions of the laboratory. I have extensive experience in family practice and particular expertise and interest in men's health (particularly useful to overseeing the First Steps andrology operations!).
I am an avid reader and coffee drinker, in fact it is likely you will run into me at one of several local coffee shops in Edmonds doing both. I love sunshine, travel, music concerts, studying American history, learning Spanish and spending time with my partner and tweenage daughter. I am excited to help keep the First Steps lab in top top shape!