Office Manager

Originally trained as a dental assistant, I learned what I truly loved was working in the front office. I’ve worked with Skagit Valley Dental for more than 25 years now and enjoy our team of wonderful professionals.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. We love being outdoors, camping, four-wheeling, and watching movies.


Office Receptionist

After growing up in Sedro-Woolley and 23 years in the auto industry, I decided to explore something new. I joined the staff of Skagit Valley dental in 2011.

When I’m away from my work family, I enjoy spending time with my husband, three grown children and lab, Lola. We enjoy boating, crabbing, hiking, and traveling.


Office Assistant

I've been working as an office assistant for just a few months now. I do behind the scenes work and it is such a geat job! The environment here is so friendly. Working here has given me motivation to become a dental hygienist someday. 

In my spare time I love to hike, ski, and play sports. I also love to hang out with my family and friends. They mean a lot to me. 



While visiting a friend here in the PNW, I realized what an amazing place it would be to live. After graduating from North Illinois University with my Bachelor of Science, I moved to Washington to attended Bellingham Technical College for dental hygiene.

I enjoy hiking, mushroom foraging, stand up paddleboarding, and spending time with my cat baby, Bud.



My husband and I are from La Conner, Washington. I joined the Skagit Valley Dental team after my grandma, a long time patient here, mentioned what a nice place it would be to work. She was right! The best part about my job is connecting with the community and bonding with our amazing patients. My husband and I have a beautiful daughter named Saylor and brand new son named Rhett, who are a joy in our lives.



I attended Eastern Washington University where I completed a five-year Bachelor program for dental hygiene. The year following graduation, I married my husband, Michael, and we built a house in Stanwood, WA. We now have two sweet and super energetic little girls, Andi and Elle.

I've been with Skagit Valley Dental since 2013 and love working with our patients here and getting to know them on a personal level. It is a rewarding feeling knowing I can positively affect someone's oral health with individualized treatment and care. Dental hygiene has always been a passion of mine and this profession allows me to learn something new every single day.

In my spare time I love gardening (flowers and veggies), watching the latest “binge-worthy” show on Netflix, reading, baking, working out, and spending quality time with my family.



I was born in Quincy, MA and grew up in Las Vegas, NV. I joined the Navy in 1994 where I started my dental career as a dental assistant. The US Navy sent me to college. In 2004, I received my Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. During my 15 years in the Military, I enjoyed honing my skills and helping my patients with their dental needs. I joined the Skagit Valley Dental team in 2020. It has been a pleasure getting to know the patients here and working with the two doctors and the rest of the team.

I've traveled throughout the South Pacific and have enjoy all of the diversity of cultures. My last duty station brought me to the beautiful Pacific North West in Oak Harbor, WA where I met the love of my life. We married in 2011. We have two “kids,” a boy and a girl (miniature pinschers) and yes, they keep us busy the rest of the time. We love to go camping, being in the mountains, and travel around the world to scuba dive.



I was born and raised here in Mount Vernon. My husband and I are now raising our two wild and happy kids, Lainey and Logan, not too far away in Sedro Woolley. I grew up as a patient of Skagit Valley Dental since I was a little girl so I feel so at home here with this amazing work team! I graduated from the dental hygiene program at Bellingham Technical College in 2020 and have been happily part of this office since 2021. I have always had a strong interest and love for teeth and have really enjoyed getting to know, serve, and educate our patients.

When I'm not working, I love to spend time with my family, read books, and work on our endless list of home projects.


Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary 

I’m a Skagit Valley native, raised on a milk farm in the flats. It was here that I learned my love of animals, especially cats. I live with my husband and two cats. The staff here calls me the “cat lady” for good reason. After school, I spent many years working as an assistant in a dental pediatric clinic and completed one more year of extra training to be EFDA certified.

My husband and I have been working on building a house together. It has been a huge project, but it will all be worth it when I start the dishwasher for the first time in 4 years. My main hobby is being a rock star (lead singer) in the band, "The Dirty Pilots."

Mel S     


I’ve been working for Skagit Valley Dental Since 2012. I love dentistry and helping give people back their smile.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also love long walks and weekend road trips.


Mel B     


I’ve been working as an assistant for Skagit Valley Dental since 2003 and enjoy the camaraderie of our team. We are always striving to learn the newest, most successful techniques for the high quality dentistry our patients are accustomed to.

Outside of work, I'm an avid reader. I also enjoy international travel, occasional backpacking trips, spending time with family, and my yearly volunteer gig with the Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Fund.




I’ve been working as an assistant for Skagit Valley Dental since 2003 and enjoy the camaraderie of our team. We are always striving to learn the newest, most successful techniques for the high quality dentistry our patients are accustomed