Meet Our Staff

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Jamie M


Regional Orthodontic Manager - Member since 2018

Jamie has been in the dental field for 4 years. Jamie loves getting to know each patient like they are a close family friend. Working with both the general dentists and orthodontist are one of the many things she loves about this job. Seeing the excitement on patient's faces when they get to remove their braces is just as exciting to her since she has been able to see them grow over the years. Jamie started working with Light Dental Studios in February 2018. In the short time she has been here it has been wonderful. Everyone treats you like your family. If you don't see her here at the office, you can find her with family and friends hiking or anything outdoors.

Lauren V


Front Office / Treatment Coordinator - Member since 2019

Lauren was born in Puyallup, WA and recently found herself coming back to her stomping grounds! She became a member of our Light Dental Studios team in April of 2019 working in the front office. She graduated from University of Washington in 2016 with her Bachelors Degree, majoring in healthcare leadership and a minor in business administration. She has a strong passion for helping others and making them smile.

When she is not working, she is spending time with her husband and their son. As a family, they enjoy hiking, hunting, working out, and doing new activities with their little boy!



Front Office - Member since 2020

Delaney has worked in the administration side of the dental field for several years now. Working in multiple offices has brought many fulfilling opportunities for new experiences and life lessons in human relations and customer service. Being cross-trained in different areas allows her to lend a helping hand when others are in need and patients require immediate assistance. Delaney loves helping others and making people feel amazing and confident about their smile! You can always count on her to make everybody feel like somebody special.

During her down time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, and fitness. Her dream is to one day move to Hawaii with her little family. Delaney believes life is meant to be enjoyed and she will always make the most of it.



Front Office - Member since 2020

Karla was born in Yakima but grew up in the beautiful state of California. She moved back to her home state of Washington in 2008. Her passion for helping others started in the dental field several years ago working in the front desk. It has been such a great experience getting to see patients feel confident in their smile.

She had the pleasure of joining Light Dental Studios in 2020 and has loved being part of the orthodontic and restorative teams. Karla can't wait to meet you!



Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator - Member since 2021

This is McKenzie and she is one of our orthodontic treatment coordinators in our Puyallup office. McKenzie joined the orthodontic field in 2020 and began here at Light Dental Studios in January 2021.

Prior to being in the dental world, McKenzie was a barista for seven years. Once she transitioned to a full-time, more schedule-oriented job with orthodontics, she developed a passion for seeing the transformations in patients’ mouths. One moment that really stood out to her was when a patient had come in after suffering a horrible accident causing her to lose her four front teeth. The patient had developed such low confidence that just watching the patient's happiness and confidence slowly come alive was so rewarding to her. She truly stands behind the wonders of orthodontic treatment and can honestly say she is glad to come to work every day!

In her free time, she is with her daughter. They love to go shopping and enjoy having “girls' days.”

Shannon at Puyallup Campus

Shannon, RDA

Orthodontic Assistant - Member since 2017

Shannon has been an assistant for 19 years and she joined Dr. Crouch's amazing team in February of 2011.

She loves helping patients develop their confidence and self-esteem when she works with them to create the beautiful smiles they've always dreamed of.

She cannot image a better career for herself.

Kerrie at Puyallup Campus

Kerrie, RDA

Orthodontic Assistant & Ordering - Member since 2017

Meet Kerrie! She is an orthodontic assistant and has been for 41 years. She has worked along side Dr. Crouch for 21 years and has enjoyed every minute of it. She finds her job very rewarding in lots of ways.

She enjoys working with our patients and getting to know them as we follow along with their treatment. Kerrie is excited to be a part of the Light Dental Studios team and patients.

Stephanie at Puyallup Campus

Stephanie, RDA

Orthodontic Assistant - Member since 2018

Stephanie was originally from Tacoma. After high school, she moved to California for the next forty years. That’s where she found her passion for dentistry. She has gone full circle and is now back in Tacoma.

Stephanie joined the Light Dental Studios family in March of 2017. She works in the orthodontic department with Dr. Crouch. Fortunately, Stephanie was able to participate in the “Give back to the community day” that was held in May, where the LDS family gave their time and work freely to needy patients.

It’s such a joy for Stephanie to come to work everyday, knowing she’s going to help someone and give them that awesome smile.



Orthodontic Assistant - Member since 2019

Whitney has worked at Light Dental Studios since February 2019, but has been in the orthodontic field for two years. She has experience both assisting and in the front office and absolutely loves it! Working at Light Dental Studios has changed the way she views a work environment. The team shows her that you can make your work feel like home when you love what you do and who you spend your days with.

The greatest part about working at Light Dental Studios is that everyone has the same goal to give patients the best experience possible, helping them love dentistry as much as we do.

When she is not at work, she enjoys exploring her new state and all it has to offer. Moving from Arkansas to Washington has been a major change, but her work family makes it feel like home.


Kiley, RDA

Orthodontic Assistant - Member since 2020

Kiley was born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest and recently moved to the Puyallup area from the Eastside. She has been a dental assistant since 2014 and started her journey with Light Dental Studios in early 2020 working in the orthodontics office. She feels so blessed to work with such an amazing team here and absolutely loves our patients.

When she's not at work she's a mom and stepmom to 3 amazing kids and 2 dogs. She enjoys hiking, being outdoors and traveling as often as she can!



Dental Assistant / Treatment Coordinator - Member since 2020

Meet Jenna! Jenna joined the orthodontic team in the spring of 2017. Helping patients build amazing self-confidence is her passion. She loves working with people and loves the process of creating beautiful custom smiles!

Outside of the office, Jenna stays busy caring for animals, traveling with her husband, and gathering with their family and friends. They enjoy camping, riding ATV’s, Harley rides, cake decorating, and photography.


Narjes, RDA

Dental Assistant - Member since 2020

Narjes was born in Iraq and raised in Syria. She moved to Puyallup in 2017 and in 2020 became a member of our Light Dental Studios team working as an orthodontic dental assistant. She loves this office and how welcoming and kind they are to everyone. This office truly makes you feel like you belong and are with family.

Narjes is currently pursuing her law degree at the University of Washington. She has a strong passion for learning new things and helping others.

When she’s not working or catching up on homework Narjes likes to spend her free time learning new languages, throwing small gatherings for her family and friends, and going on hikes.

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