Meet Our Hillsboro Dental Team
Becki H., Office Manager, Patient Coordinator
Becki has been working in the dental field for well over two decades now, first joining our team in 2000. She has her Associates in Business and is a certified dental assistant with training in anesthesia. What she enjoys most about her job today is being able to guide each of our patients towards achieving their dental goals!
Originally from Kent, WA, Becky is proud to have a very goofy and loving family. Her favorite hobbies include surfing, running, traveling, swimming, and doing CrossFit. Here’s an interesting fact about her: even though she’s fallen out of a car three times, she doesn’t have any real fears or phobias! If she could have any superpower, she’d love to be able to teleport because she hates having to wait.
Katie N., Office Administrator
Katie is relatively new to our team, but her overall career in the dental field covers over 13 years! She loves the amazing people here, from the team members themselves to the patients. Originally from Redmond, she has her Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration from Oregon State.
At home, Katie and her husband Jimmy have a daughter named Taylor and two Boxers. She spends lots of her free time at their cabin at Detroit Lake; her other hobbies include scuba diving, wake surfing, snowmobiling, traveling, and baking. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she actually attended Oregon State on an opera scholarship! If she could have any superpower, she’d love to be Storm from X-Men and get to decide the weather depending on her mood.
Monica L., Office Administrator
Monica is originally from Salem. She is a brand-new addition to our team, and we’re thrilled to have her onboard! She already LOVES the people she works with, who are so fun to be around.
In her spare time, Monica enjoys hanging out with family, playing bingo for prizes, dancing, cooking/baking, drinking wine, and having backyard fires. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she has TWO uvulas! If she was a superhero, her preferred power would be to either read minds or be capable of saving all the children who need saving in the world.
Stefanie J., Office Administrator/Social Media Manager
Stefanie first joined our team over seven years ago. Originally from Beaverton, she has her Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University. What she enjoys most about her role here is getting to meet new people and learning so much about each unique family. Her coworkers are also super fun to be around!
Outside of work, Stefanie and her husband have one daughter and a rescued Great Pyrenees. She spends her free time baking, taking on home projects, hiking, trying new restaurants in the city, traveling, and hanging out with loved ones. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she’s adopted! If she was a superhero, she would like to have flight as her superpower.
Cassi T., Dental Assistant
Cassi has been a part of our practice for almost 10 years now, and she takes pride in being able to connect, educate, and build trust with each patient. Originally from Forest Grove, has her degree and EFDA certification from Anthem College.
Cassi is married with one son and one daughter at home. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her loved ones and snowboarding. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she competitively races frogs! If she was a superhero, her power would definitely be teleportation.
Erica J., Dental Assistant
Erica is originally from Grand Marais, MI. She attended Ross College for her education and has been working in dentistry for over seven years. She never gets tired of being able to help transform smiles!
Outside of work, Erica has plenty of family back in Michigan, as well as a loving boyfriend. Her favorite hobbies include backpacking, snowboarding, paddling, skateboarding, traveling, and going on lots of outdoor adventures in general. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she’s lived in Germany and even toured Europe! If she was a superhero, her designated power would be controlling the weather.
Melissa attended the dental program at Portland Community College, and today, her career in dentistry overall spans well over two full decades. She has her EFDA certification as well. When it comes to the best thing about her job, nothing beats the satisfaction of seeing someone change their mind about dental care after being initially fearful. Helping patients through that feeling and changing their overall experience into a positive one is so rewarding!
Melissa and her husband have three children who keep them very busy with various sports and extracurricular activities. She also spends plenty of time outdoors with her dog and chickens. She really hopes that her husband will let her have a cow one day too. Here’s an interesting fact about her: ever since she was a young child, she knew she would work in healthcare somehow! As a superhero, her desired power would be the ability to erase all of the fears people have that are associated with the dentist’s office.
Liz Z., Dental Assistant
Liz has been a part of our team for over five years so far, and she really enjoys providing comfort for patients who have been anxious about dental visits in the past. Helping them achieve confidence in their smiles is always amazing! Originally form Philomath, she has an Associates in General Studies from Linn Benton Community College, along with EFDA and EFODA certification.
Liz and her husband have one young son, with another due in May of 2020! In her free time, she enjoys farming Christmas trees and beef, as well as hanging out with her loved ones and being a mom. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she has nine other siblings, including eight sisters and just one brother. If she could have any superpower, she’d love to be just like Mary Poppins. Snapping her fingers and making things clean in an instant would be a dream come true.
Tierra A., Dental Assistant
Tierra is from Pearl City, HI, and she has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Hawaii. She completed her dental assistant education at Kapiolani Community College; today, her career in the field spans over a full decade. She loves working so closely with our patients – every day brings new faces!
When she isn’t busy at the practice, her favorite hobbies include playing golf and long-range shooting. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she also enjoys writing short stories! If she could have any superpower, she’d love to be able to fly.
Darcey N., Dental Hygienist
Darcey hails from Richland, WA, and she has her AAS in Dental Hygiene from Portland Community College. She has been working in oral healthcare for nearly 15 years now. What she enjoys most about this position is getting to know each patient on a personal level while helping them improve their oral health in lasting ways.
Darcey is happily married with three teenage step-kids. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, going on hikes, traveling, and hanging out with family. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she’s gone skydiving twice! If she could choose a superpower, she’d love to be able to read other people’s minds.
Kate C., Dental Hygienist
A Portland native, Kate has her Bachelor of Dental Hygiene and has been working in dentistry for nearly 20 years so far. She really enjoys educating patients on the importance of oral health and helping them smile brighter.
At home, Kate has a daughter and a dog. When she has free time outside of work, her favorite hobbies include exploring the city, trying new restaurants, practicing yoga, traveling, hiking, and visiting the beach and mountains. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she’s always challenging herself by doing things outside of her comfort zone! Her preferred superpower would be flight.
Sarah R., Dental Hygienist
Sarah’s career in the dental field covers over 20 years so far, and she never gets tired of helping her patients achieve healthier mouths in the treatment chair. Originally from Bend, she graduated from the Community College of Baltimore County.
At home, Sarah has one daughter and one son. Her favorite hobbies include kite boarding, scuba diving, boating/fishing, hiking, and backpacking. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she’s visited 49 out of 50 states so far, living in five of them as well! If she could have any superpower, her top choice would be super senses.