Meet the Staff
Experienced Oral Surgery and Implant Team in Gresham, OR
I was born and raised in Billings, Montana. Immediately after college graduation I loaded up everything that I could fit in my car and drove to Portland, Oregon. Soon after my arrival, I was hired as a surgical assistant – with no background training in the field, in 1988. I have been fortunate to work with some of the women in this office for close to 30 years. My hobbies are hiking and painting. I live and work in Gresham, and I am very happy to be part of this practice and community. My favorite oral surgery memory is when I traveled to Tibet to help on a donated dentistry trip. I would love the opportunity to do more of this volunteer work in the future.
My oral surgery career began in 1976. Working with the best surgeons and co-workers, some over 20 years has been very rewarding. I consider offering responsible care and compassion to our community a privilege. As a native Oregonian, I enjoy our state outdoors, travel, gardening, and spending time with my family.