Front Office - Member since 2018
At a young age Maddie developed a passion to assist those around her and spend time exploring the outdoors. Growing up in a small town on Mt. Hood she learned how important community is and the definition is more than just helping your neighbor.
She spent many hours dirt biking, hiking, and rafting however, when she started volleyball she learned how much she appreciated being on a team! Being apart of Light Dental Studios has given her more than just a career, it has allowed her to grow, learn and become apart of something bigger. A team that believes that dentistry is more than just promoting oral health.
Front Office - Member since 2019
Gabby has been a part of Light Dental Studios since 2019. After moving from state-to-state due to her military family, she decided to make Washington her home in 2016. With the thought of one day working with kids in the medical field, she began working in the front office at a pediatric office in early 2018. It was early on that she realized that although she enjoyed working with kids, running the front office was what she liked the most and hopes to one day grow into a management roll. As of right now she enjoys the billing aspect of the office and providing patients the best possible care.
When not at work you can catch Gabby curled up at home binge watching shows, cooking with her significant other, or enjoying a nice meal with her friends.
Front Office - Member since 2019
Anna has loved living in the Tacoma area all her life. She went to Curtis High School where she discovered her love for singing in acapella choir. Volunteering at her family dentist office as a teenager, she had the privilege of seeing the value of kindness and honesty in the dental field. After graduating from Tacoma Community College in 2015, she went on to work in the front office with the same familiar faces she had known growing up. She loves making connections with people and helping them feel comfortable and cared for. From the minute she started her time here at Light Dental Studios, she knew she'd found something special. She loves her team and finds pride in getting to work with people who genuinely love what they do!
On the weekends, Anna spends most of her time with family and friends whether it's at the movies, playing board games, or having the occasional bonfire. She is passionate about her faith, camping and Lord of the Rings role playing.
Front Office - Member since 2020
Kellie was inspired to get into dentistry to help others feel confident with their smile.
Kellie just moved to Washington from Kentucky due to the military. In Kentucky, she worked for a pediatric office for three years. Kellie is very excited to now be part of the Light Dental Studios family!
When Kellie is not working, she is at home hanging out with her dogs or going on adventures with her husband.
Registered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2002
Karen grew up in California, and moved to Washington just before high school. She graduated from Clover Park High School, then attended Pierce College, where she took her Dental Hygiene school prerequisites. She then was accepted to Clark College, in Vancouver, WA, where she completed her Dental Hygiene education.
Karen loves the one-to-one aspect of her job. She loves getting to know her patients, and helping them to become healthier, starting with their oral health. In her free time, she volunteers in various ministries at her church, is a huge book nerd, and enjoys hanging out with friends and family.
2019 Outstanding Team Member of the Year
Registered Dental Hygienist - Member since 2020
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Sarah grew up in Auburn. After graduating with honors from the University of Washington with a psychology degree she worked in social services for eight years. Looking to make a career change she discovered dental hygiene for her career path earning a dental hygiene degree from Pierce College in 2010.
Her focus as a hygienist is to treat patients as individuals to best meet their unique oral health needs while building trust and the foundation for maintaining a healthy smile and optimal overall health. Sarah happily joins the Light Dental Studios team whose focus on treating patients like family while emphasizing core values aligns strongly with her own.
In her free time Sarah enjoys reading, gardening, going for walks and spending time with family and friends.
Dental Assistant - Member since 2019
Anna has been a dental assistant since 2016. She discovered her love for dentistry as a junior in high school and has perused it ever since. Anna is originally from the state of Michigan, where she met and married her husband. The Army has brought them over to Washington, and they couldn't be more thankful to be stationed here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Her favorite part about her job is seeing patients become confident with their smiles again! Ever since joining the Light Dental Studios family in 2019, she has had nothing short of an amazing journey.
She is honored to be able to work for such an incredible company.
Dental Assistant - Member since 2021
Tan grew up as a Pacific Northwest Native in Tacoma where she graduated from Wilson High School. Ever since then she’s always had a passion to make people feel as confident as they can. In 2015 she graduated from B.J.’s Beauty and Barber College where she began her cosmetology career. She loves giving back to the community and has helped host the 2016-2018 Project Homeless Connect at the Tacoma Armory. It was here where she reminded herself how important one’s smiles is. She wants to assist in making everyone love their smile. Later, Tan attended Charter College for dental assisting and completed in the top of her class.
Tan loves spending time with her son outdoors hiking, fishing, and camping, especially sitting next to a nice bonfire.