Meet the Staff



A little about Me: I have worked all over the dental industry – behind the scenes, chair side, and at the front desk! I started with Alder Dental Group when it was just “a vision” and was lucky enough to be part of the planning process.
On my free time, I enjoy anything outdoors, including wine tasting, boating, and outdoor concerts. I am a die-hard STEELERS & DUCKS fan and I LOVE pedicures!

I Love Dentistry Because: It has been my passion my entire adulthood. I love it because of the relationships I develop with patients and the dental team. I enjoy seeing all of the different and familiar faces each day. I love to watch the transformation of a smile!

I guarantee you will love my team!!


A little about Me: I have been a hygienist at Alder Dental Group since the office opened in 2007. I couldn’t imagine a better group of co-workers and patients, whom we also consider our friends. I feel honored to be a part of it! When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 children. We love to go hiking, biking, fishing and playing in the sand at the Oregon Coast. I also love to read and can often stay up way too late enthralled in a great book!

I Love Dentistry Because: Even though it is a specific area of healthcare, I know we are playing a major part in our patients health and happiness. It is so fascinating how having healthy teeth and gums can have a whole body effect and I love being a beneficial part of that. I also love to see my patients to hear what they have been up to since their last visit.

Building relationships is a wonderful aspect of dentistry!


A little about Me: I have been in a dental field an accumulative of almost 10 years, the last 5 years at Alder Dental Group as a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated from Portland Community College with honors. My husband and I enjoy traveling, hiking, gardening and cooking together. We have an adorable yellow lab Jake; he helps me train for various marathons. Every day, I am thrilled to count among the many blessings in my life being able to work in such a wonderful office

I love dentistry because: I love the opportunity of becoming an advocate of good health for each of my patients and enjoy a good rapport with all. To me, being a hygienist brings a deep sense of fulfillment as I help to empower my patients to reach their oral health goals and improve the quality of their lives.


A little about Me: I have been an EFDA chair-side assistant for over 20 years and love building a rapport with patients, striving to comfort nervous patients and put them more at ease.
In free time and when the crocuses are up, I am busy planning and preparing my garden. My husband and I enjoy spending time with our five grown children and two grandchildren, traveling and the Oregon Ducks! I also find a little time to create one-of-kind jewelry.

I Love Dentistry Because: “It’s very rewarding to see a person enthused with their new smile and more and more comfortable in the dental chair. I’ll do my best to make your visit with us, top notch! We have a great dentist and wonderful staff to help with all your dental needs.”