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Shelly at Bonney Lake Office

Shelly

Front Office - Member since 2008



I have had the privilege of working in Bonney Lake for almost 7 years. It's truly a blessing to work with such a wonderful group of people.I have worked with and taken care of people most of my life. I believe that it is important to have our patients not only feel comfortable, but to give them a reason to look forward to their next visit. I absolutely love our patients and enjoy interacting with and getting to know them individually. Having a personal connection makes my job fun and very rewarding. My goal is that we offer a professional, safe, and fun atmosphere from the time you walk in the door to the time you leave.

I have been married over 23 years to my husband, Clay. We have 2 grown daughters and our son is a sophomore at WRHS. We also have a grandson who will be 2 in January and he is so much fun!

I love spending time with family, friends, and just people in general. Some of my hobbies are cooking, camping, gardening, canning, soup making, reading, writing, and doing anything crafty.






Terry at Bonney Lake Office

Terry

Front Office - Member since 2015



Hello and welcome to Light Dental Studios. I have recently joined this incredible group of people that have one goal in mind: total patient care. Whether it be your treatment or financial needs, we are here for you to make your visits as pleasant and painless as possible. I have over 20 years experience in the dental field and am blessed to have found a new home with these amazing dentists and team members.I have lived in the Puyallup and Olympia areas most of my life and I thoroughly enjoy our beautiful state. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and I enjoy spending time with them.






Cindy at Bonney Lake Office

Cindy

Front Office - Member since 2001



I have been working in the dental field over 30 years, starting as a dental assistant and now as part of the administrative team. My goal is to be a part of a greater team that creates a warm, welcoming, and enjoyable experience for our patients. It gives me great satisfaction to see patients' smiles as they leave.My husband and I live in Orting with our cat, Peaches. We have been married 30 years and have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading books, and crafting. I have gone on mission trips to Mazatlan, Nicaragua, and Africa. In 2009 I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for a village in Northern Uganda, Africa.






Natalie

Natalie

Front Office - Member since 2021



Meet Natalie! She has been in the dental industry for several years, the first two years working as an orthodontic assistant. It was after having her first child that she went back to work as a scheduling and billing coordinator. She recently made the switch to general dentistry after having her second child. General dentistry has been very exciting to learn! Natalie is very grateful to be part of such a great team. Everyone here in Bonney Lake is awesome!

Natalie is very family-oriented. She and her fiancé have been together for about 10 years. They have two young boys, Matteo and Myles. A few things they enjoy doing as a family include going on walks (their favorite), camping, cookouts on sunny days, traveling and spending time with their extended family.






Jan at Bonney Lake Office

Jan

Human Resources - Member since 1989



I have worked in the Bonney Lake office for 25 years. We have a wonderful group of team members and doctors that are like family. It's been a privilege to support the clinic operations as well as administration. It brings me a great deal of satisfaction knowing what I do "behind the scenes" helps to lay the foundation for an office that runs smooth so that our patients can feel welcomed and comfortable.I live in Sumner and have been married for 44 years. We have 2 grown children and a 13 year old grandson. We feel very blessed to have our family close by. I enjoy activities with friends and camping. Reading books and watching old movies are a few of my hobbies.






Bailey at Tacoma Mall Blvd Office

Bailey

Dental Sleep Medicine Coordinator - Member since 2013



Originally from the Olympic Peninsula, Bailey grew up loving sports and the outdoors. She went on to Central Washington University where she graduated with a degree in Public Relations & Community Recreation. She began working as an Office Manager straight out of college and has been devoted to the dental field ever since! Bailey loves to greet and assist patients, making the front office the happiest place for her to be. She is excited to be a part of the Light Dental Studios family and to create enjoyable dental experiences for each patient.

Currently, Bailey is also our Dental Sleep Medicine Coordinator and dedicates the majority of her time to helping people get the sleep they need to stay active, healthy and happy! She works with insurance companies, physicians and other general dental offices to coordinate care for each patient pursuing oral appliance therapy. Do not hesitate to call her to discuss your case!

Outside of work, Bailey loves to travel and has studied or vacationed in over 10 different countries! She also loves to read and spend as much time as possible with her husband, their little girl, and their two dogs.






Courtney

Courtney

Front Office - Member since 2020



Courtney was inspired to go into the dental field as her grandfather was a dentist and she looked up to him in so many ways. Just out of high school, she attended and graduated dental assisting school. She was a dental assistant for many years before transitioning to front office and eventually an office manager.

Courtney has lived in the Enumclaw area most of her life. She enjoys spending time with her children, family, and friends. In her free time, she loves to hike, work out, spend time in the mountains or on the coast and supporting her children in their extracurricular activities.






Lizzy

Lizzy

Front Office - Member since 2020



Lizzy was born in Texas but raised in Maple Valley, WA. She began her journey to the dental world in 2020 but feels she has found the perfect fit for her! Lizzy truly feels at home at Light Dental Studios. The beauty of Light Dental Studios is how you can feel the love from the moment you walk into the office. From the love the dentists and staff have for their patients and the passion for the work they do to the support they have for one another, you know you're in good hands here! Lizzy’s favorite aspect of working at the front office is providing patients with an amazing welcoming and friendly experience. Making connections with patients is when Lizzy feels the most fulfilled.

When Lizzy is not at the office she is spending time raising her two young children with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys playing outside with the kids, exercising, knitting, and cooking for her family and friends.






Kathy at Bonney Lake Office

Kathy, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 1980



I have had the great pleasure of working in the dental field as a Registered Dental Hygienist for the past 34 years. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Washington. I was inducted into the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society and graduated second in my class. I am an Associate Fellow within the World Clinical Laser Institute and a member of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. On a personal note, I believe a smile has the magical power to touch another's heart. I love using my talents and skills to help our patients co-create and maintain the most beautifully healthy smiles possible. I look forward to each patient's next visit and delight in seeing and hearing just how those smiles are creating positive changes in lives. I am a Puyallup native and two amazing children. Megan is an intensive care RN and Travis is a fisheries biologist. You will often find the three of us collaborating together in the kitchen creating delectable culinary delights and enjoying the fruits of our labor. Yum! I enjoy vacationing anywhere the sun shines, spending time in the outdoors of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, gardening, and curling up with a warm blanket, latte, cat, and a good book.






Amber at Bonney Lake Office

Amber, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2012



Educating and motivating patients to achieve optimal oral health is one of my passions. I aspire to promote oral health by educating the community and allied health professionals about the significance of oral health’s impact to the quality of life. I started my career as a dental assistant and now work as a Registered Dental Hygienist. I earned an Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. During my time at Lake Washington I’ve gained many leadership, proficiency, and organizational skills. I graduated top of my class receiving awards in oral health and restorative procedures. I am currently working towards obtaining my Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene to expand my skills and knowledge in areas of public health, teaching, research, business and marketing. I am a Bonney Lake native and very excited to be part of the Bonney Lake team. I am blessed to work with work team members that strive to increase knowledge of oral disease prevention and to motivate individuals to adopt healthy behaviors. I enjoy being outdoors and active including shooting hoops, running, hiking and snowboarding. I love spending time with my friends, family, and two miniature dachshunds.






Hailey at Bonney Lake Office

Hailey, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2017



Hailey joined Light Dental Studio’s after graduating with her Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Clark College, in Vancouver Washington in 2017. She graduated with academic honors and received the Golden Scaler award of her class. She values building patient relationships as well as educating and encouraging those to strive for excellent oral health. She’s thrilled to be a part of the LDS team as it’s always felt like family to her from when she first became a patient at a young age. She’s eager to learn and grow in knowledge and skills as a hygienist through continuing education and everyday experiences. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, personal fitness, online shopping, and trying out new recipes!






Annalee

Annalee, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2018



Annalee graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in Community Health Education, then went on to graduate Dental Hygiene School in 2013 from Clark College in Vancouver, Wa. She enjoys getting to know her patients and wants to work with them to better their oral health so they can have the smile they deserve.

Her spare time is spent with her two boys and her husband. She loves visiting her local YMCA and tries to travel as often as possible.






April

April, RDH

Dental Hygienist - Member since 2019



April joined Light Dental Studios in 2019, but is not new to the dental field. She fell in love with dentistry 20 years ago. She started in the veterinary field working for a veterinary dentist and later moved along to humans. She has a love for animals but always looks forward to talking with each patient she has the privilege to meet. She says being at work is like being on vacation because she gets to chat and get to know people while she cleans teeth. She fell in love with Light Dental Studios because of the warm, friendly, and incredibly talented team!

Outside of her time with Light Dental Studios, April loves to spend time with her husband and two boys. They love to camp, hunt, and fish. They often bring along their two dogs who love to help them fish!






Corrie at Bonney Lake Office

Corrie, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 1990



I am so excited to be a part of the long establish Bonney Lake team that is joining Light Dental Studios. I started in the dental industry in 1981 and earned my Dental Assistant Certification from Bates Vocational Technical School. I have raised four children: Chris, Charlie, Craig, and Cortney and now have two grandchildren: Cole and Cora. I have been married to my high school sweetheart Randy for 35 years. I was born in California, but was raised in Bonney Lake on my father's dairy farm. I graduated from Sumner High school and you can still find me cheering at many SHS games. My husband and I enjoy getting in our two-seater sports car and searching for whatever adventure lay ahead. In the winter, I take pleasure in reading and playing with my grandchildren.






Jen at Puyallup Campus

Jen, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2007



I work alongside Dr. Gossler as his assistant, helping with anything he needs to create beautiful smiles for each and every one of our patients.

I have always loved teeth, and believe that a healthy, beautiful smile can really make a person happy. I’m so lucky to be doing what I’ve always wanted to do! When I have free time, I love staying fit and working out.






Tanisha at Bonney Lake Office

Tanisha, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2015



Meet Tanisha - Your Friendly Neighborhood Dental Assistant!

Born and raised in Covington, she has always enjoyed going to the dentist since a young child. She fell in love with dentistry after a job shadow in high school and was so blessed to find her dental family with Light Dental Studios in 2015.

Her patients and team members are like family to her. Tanisha has such a passion for taking care of her patients and making them feel comfortable in the dental chair, she is always going the extra mile for her anxious patients! She wishes everyone enjoyed going to the dentist as much as she did growing up, so she does her best to make sure her patients have a great experience!

Tanisha loves spending time with her husband and their two pups, Sophie (Pug) and Bella (Great Pyrenees). They love to snuggle on the couch and watch movies together. She is a huge nerd and loves talking about all sorts of fandoms with her patients (Harry Potter, Disney, Lord of the Rings, World of Warcraft, DC/Marvel comics, and the list goes on and on!!)






Brenna at Bonney Lake Dentist Office

Brenna, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2018



Brenna is the newest member of the Light Dental Studio's team in Bonney Lake and she is ecstatic about it. As a part of her schooling she chose this company to complete her externship hours and when her hours were completed we offered her a position as a Dental Assistant here at our Bonney Lake location. She enjoys working for this company because, " It's like a huge family!" She wanted to work here because, she was blown away about how positive everyone's attitude was. During her off-time you can catch Brenna fishing the rivers in the Grey's Harbor area with her boyfriend and his clients or cuddled up on the couch with a cozy blanket, her dogs, and a good movie.






JeAnna

JeAnna, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2018



JeAnna has been practicing in dentistry since 1984 and has spent most of her life in this caring profession. Always known for her outgoing and friendly smile, she treats her patients with compassion and personal interest. She believes that growth does not come without our patients. All the patients who come to Light Dental Studios feel that they are especially welcome and are part of the family. She is about self-improvement and is constantly reflecting on how to make things more comfortable for others.

Outside of dentistry, she has a special interest in music; her family was basically the Sound of of Music in the beautiful Northwest. She loves animals and thrives on keeping fit, particularly bike riding and running. She is a runner by heart and has joined the Light Dental Studios team in running the Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon. She has ran one whole and three half marathons and was a part of the Highline Cross Country team in the Pacific Northwest. JeAnna has a smudgy heart for animals. Her own include: an iguana named Shanky, two Great Danes named Apollo and Athena, a Boxer named Juno, a Macaw named Harley JoJo, and an Amazon Parrot named Harley Boo.






JeAnna

Debra, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2019



The entire team at Light Dental Studios was so warm, welcoming, and positive upon her first visit there, Debbie just knew she wanted to be a part of their team. She came to work for the Bonney Lake office soon after graduating with honors from Clover Park Technical College's Dental Assisting Associates Program. She is so happy to have found such a wonderful work family.  

As a Sterilization Technician and Dental Assistant, she keep things humming along in the background by making sure items and rooms are ready and helping assist when she's needed. She loves caring for patients and helping them achieve a beautiful smile.  

Debbie has lived in Bonney Lake for over thirty years. She's happily married to my husband Mike. They have two grown children and a grandchild. When she's not working, she will most often be found in her perennial flower garden, hiking, or working on a home improvement project.






Amanda

Amanda, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2019



Amanda joined Light Dental Studios shortly after graduating the dental assistant program at Pima Medical Institute in Renton, Washington. Amanda chose the program because she wanted to be in a role that provided her the opportunity to pass on positive experiences in the dental office. She understands the anxiety associated with dentistry that many people struggle with. Experiencing firsthand how a great team of dental professionals can soothe the fear and change that perspective motivated her to pursue a career in dentistry.   

Light Dental Studios stuck out to Amanda as a company that invests so much into their patients, employees and communities. Giving back is important to her, and nobody does that better than Light Dental Studios.   

Outside of work Amanda loves to enjoy the outdoors, paint, and spend time with friends and family. That includes her pet goose, Boris! 






Kaylie

Kaylie, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2020



Meet Kaylie! She is the newest addition to the Bonney Lake office. Kaylie stumbled into the dental field after hearing about how great it is, she’s looking forward to seeing where this exciting opportunity takes her. She is very grateful that Light Dental Studios has welcomed her with open arms - she couldn’t think of a better team and environment to work in.

Kaylie was born and raised in Enumclaw! When she’s not in the office she likes to spend her time with family, friends, and her three Chocolate Labs, Kota, Kase, and Kruz! She also pours a large chunk of her time into owning and operating her very own salon in downtown Enumclaw called, The Beauty Bar where she does eyelash extensions! Kaylie is a firm believer in the expression “work hard and play harder” and that’s exactly what she’s doing!






Stephanie at Bonney Lake Dentist Office

Stephanie

Denture Lab Technician - Member Since 2018



Stephanie graduated from the dental lab technician program at Bates Technical College in 2012. After graduating she began working at Spartan Dental Lab. She furthered her skills there for Four and one half Years before finally finding her work family here at Light Dental Studios in house lab. Stephanie enjoys bettering patient's lives with what she calls functional art in the form of removable dental prosthetics. Dentistry flows through this girl's veins with three generations of dentists plus one hygienist before her; she wanted to follow suite!

In her free time Stephanie enjoys drawing, horseback riding, and making people laugh.






John Tabao

John

Denture Lab Technician - Member Since 2019



Prior to becoming a lab technician with Light Dental Studios, John worked as a dental assistant for five years locally in Tacoma. He started working in the lab in 2019 and is truly impressed with everyone's dedication to our patients as well the company's culture and core values. Everyone has made me feel very welcome and I'm proud to be part of such an outstanding team!

In his free time I enjoy traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.






John

John

Denture Lab Technician - Member Since 2022



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