Insurance & Financial Coordinator
I have a long family history in Alaska and for 38 years have made Alaska my home.
After many years in Fairbanks, Anchorage is where I currently reside. My husband Mark and I share our love of Alaska’s diverse summer and winter outdoor adventures along with our two adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Raven and Penny.
After a 25 year career in the aviation industry, downsizing brought me the challenge and opportunity to discover a whole new field; dentistry. I received my dental assisting certification in 2009 and immediately went to work in both the clinical and administrative sides of dental. I soon found my preferred focus to be dental insurance and patient accounts. My goal is to have every patient receive their maximum insurance reimbursement possible and to help explain any balance due. I am rewarded daily by helping patients both understand and being their advocate for their insurance benefits.
I’ve been a dental receptionist for 3 years now, and currently going to school to get my dental assisting certificates. Eventually I would love to become a dental hygienist. I enjoy providing a positive experience for patients and guiding them through any questions they may have. Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with family, trying new restaurants and watching sunsets.
After being an assistant for 7 years, I wanted to further my education more in the dental field. I chose hygiene because I have a passion for making people feel confident with their smiles and overall oral health. Outside of the office, I love spending time with family and friends, working out and drinking iced coffee.
I am in my first year of dental assisting, and I hope to expand my knowledge and become a hygienist in the near future. I enjoy educating our patients while creating a positive experience for them. I hope to guide our patients to reach the goal they desire for their oral health journey. Outside the office, I explore in various mediums of art, photography, dance, spending time with loved ones and trying new places to eat.