I came to Emerald West Dental as a temp Dental Assistant to cover a maternity leave in April 2018 and feel blessed I was invited to stay on permanently. I have worked in the dental field since 1986 with most of those years being a chair side assistant but have also worked front office. Most of my years have been in general practice although I have worked in orthodontics and endodontics. I love what I do and love helping patients achieve better health through dentistry. I am a Northern Michigan native but have lived in The Boise area with my family since 2007. In my spare time I enjoy camping, reading, crafting and working on home projects with my husband of 26 years. I’m also enjoying my new role in life as a grandma.