I have had seven years in Orthodontic treatment and a major jaw surgery...I know the work and commitment it takes to make a healthy smile. I love Granite Peak Orthodontics because of all our delightful patients, all the patients big and small that make me smile and laugh all day long. I care about the interactions between people and the lasting health that comes from a smile.
I'm a Mom to three amazing baby boys and "Granny" to 1 granddaughter, 4 grandsons and the infamous Kohei Poochimura. I love working on my bicycles, art and various projects that usually cause some type of unjury to my being. Ugh :)
I love seeing big, beautiful smiles on patients’ faces the day they finish treatment. They walk out the door with so much confidence, excited to share all they’ve achieved with the world! I assist Dr. Aaron with a range of procedures: supporting and encouraging our patient at the same time. I joined Granite Peak in 2017 after completing a dental assisting program, and am happy to have found a warm, laughter-filled orthodontic family!
I moved to Missoula from Billings in 2013 and travel “home” to spend time with my family as often as possible. My Chihuahua, Daisy, and I like hiking together and we’re both avid cheese eaters. I also enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, and lake kayaking.
I always wanted to work with kids and in the dental field. I've worked in children’s general dentistry, served as a teacher, and then joined this practice in January 2017. I love working with and helping children and adults achieve great smiles! I provide chairside assistance, working on and adjusting braces and Invisalign®. We have a wonderful team that helps one another to give our patients beautiful smiles!
I have two dogs: a red lab and a Chihuahua. We like to hike and go to the park. I love kids, animals, music, road trips, spending time at the lake, and the Montana Grizzlies.
I love building relationships with our amazing patients. It’s rewarding to be part of the process as people change their lives by changing their smiles! I work in the clinic, and make sure we’re organized and running smoothly so our patients have efficient and comfortable visits. Dr. Aaron and my coworkers have positive attitudes, and, since I joined the team in 2016, they’ve become my second family.
Beyond work, I love camping, fishing, and other outdoor adventures with my husband, two children, and our German Shepherd.
I really like working with patients and meeting new people. It’s incredible to see patients change during treatment: becoming more outgoing and confident. The day patients finish care and they share that smile with us is the best moment – I’m so happy for them! I answer the phones and am the go-to person for appointments. I am lucky to work with a knowledgeable and experienced team that truly cares about the needs of our patients. I’m glad I joined the practice in 2017!
I’ve been married for 20 years and have three beautiful girls. I’ve moved around a bit, since I was married to a military member. We settled in Stevensville a few years back and are excited to be putting down roots. I love time with my family, exploring the Bitterroot and Missoula, and participating in activities with the youth at my church.
I love seeing smiling faces all day! It’s exciting to be part of a practice where we improve people’s self-esteem, confidence, and oral health, all by straightening teeth. I greet and check in patients, schedule visits, and answer the phones. I’m new to Granite Peak and am excited to get to know our patients and build real connections with them!
I was born and raised in Missoula and am still amazed, every day, by the beauty of the area. I love being Mom to my two kids, spending time with them and supporting their activities.