Helping others achieve optimal health is my mission. I like to experience my patients’ diverse personalities and what they value in life. I want to learn where they have been, and be a part of their journey to where they want to be.
My team makes my mission possible. I love being a part of a dynamic staff that provides the best possible care that we can, with our entire focus on our patients.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science – Montana State University - Bozeman
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Oregon Health and Science University
I am a current and active member of the Seattle Study Club and the Academy of General Dentistry. Continuing my education through these organizations keeps me up to date on current practices, confirming that my care has been held to the standard of care. It also is a tool for me to arise above the standard of care practice, giving my patients the best of me possible.
Outside the Office
I grew up in Cedar Mill, Oregon, and currently reside in Tenmile. My family consists of my husband of more than 20 years Billy, a retired Army combat veteran. We have three dogs that keep our hands full: Bama is a black and fawn German shepherd, Nacho is a German shepherd/greyhound/pit mix, and Blossom is a Basset hound.
My favorite moments are spent at home with my dogs, reading, crocheting, and eating delicious meals home-cooked by my husband. In the spring to fall, I love riding with my husband on his motorcycle and touring national parks.
Being active in my community lets them know that I am invested and a part of it. I am a member of the VFW Auxiliary Winston Post 9745, volunteer with Medical Teams International, and take Rotary International mission trips to Mexico. Working with others and improving their lives, whether in the office or out of it, gives me purpose.