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I am a High School student interested in going into the dental field. I am currently shadowing under the Yelm Dental team for experience. I have found a passion in helping patients to feel confident and comfortable knowing their needs will be met. I love that Yelm Dental prioritizes patient care and service over all else, making sure each individual gets the attention they need. Some of my hobbies outside of work include playing tennis, painting, and hiking. 


I have been in the dental field for over 20 years. I started as an assistant and have transitioned to the front office over the past few years. I enjoy welcoming all of our patients at each visit and helping our wonderful patients with scheduling and dental care. 

I'm married to my best friend and we live a blessed life with our 3 wonderful teenage kids that keeps our lives busy! 


I have been in the dental field since June 2004 and with Yelm Dental since January 2020. I started out as a dental assistant after graduating from South Puget Sound Community College's Expanded Function Dental Assisting Program only to find I wasn't a fan of spit and blood. I moved up front and have been there ever since. I've been in many roles from Treatment Plan Coordinator, Billing Specialist, to Office Manager and more. What I love about all these roles is the interaction I get with patients and the opportunity to provide them with a great experience. Most recently I've discovered I am passionate about advocating for patients amongst the insurance world. 

Outside of work I enjoy spending time playing board games with my husband and young son as well as camping, hiking, and many adventures to local parks and coffee shops.  We are fortunate to have our families live nearby and a great group of friends we love doing life with.  We can often be found at our church of ten years, active in marriage ministry as well as other roles.

I started my dental career as a dental assistant in 2018, however I quickly became very passionate about front office work and especially learning to understand insurance companies. I would now consider myself quite the dental insurance guru and I have becoming very passionate about making sure that our patient's benefits are used effectively and to their benefit as much as possible. I have definitely found my home here at Yelm Dental, not only do I love the Yelm community, but I love the relationships I have made with our patients. When I'm not at work I love a beach or a mountain any time of year and can't go wrong with a good book, my family is also avid Disc golfers.

In 1979 my family moved to Yelm when it was just a blinking light in the middle of town. I attended Yelm schools and participated in 4-H (Powhatan Ponies) all through school showing horses both at local and state levels. I married my best friend, my husband Brian, who is from Twin Falls Idaho, in 2008.  Together we have or daughter Jordan and our son Brogan as well as 3 beautiful grandchildren. We love the Seahawks, Mariners, and the Kraken as well. In our free time we love to go camping in our travel trailer and spend lots of time with our two boxer boys Barrett Bob and StanLee Jay.  Being a part of the Yelm Dental family has been nothing short of amazing and I am completely blessed to be around such a caring and knowledgeable group of people. 

I am thrilled to be part of the Yelm Dental team working alongside so many experienced dental professionals. My dental career started in 1998 after graduating from the dental assisting program as SPSCC. I was able put my skills to use in general dentistry, periodontics, and endodontics over the years. Wanting to advance my skills, I went back to SPSCC and received my EFDA certification. It gave me great joy to be able to contribute using my restorative skills and creating beautiful smiles. Most recently, I graduated with my bachelor's in applied science in Applied Business Management (BAS-ABM) from Pierce College.  
I enjoy spending time with friends, family, and my dog. In my spare time I am a stained-glass hobbyist, am an avid reader, love to go to the gym, and will jump at any chance to travel.