Our Albany Dental Staff & Team
Becky has worked in the dental field as a clinical assistant since 1990. She graduated from Lane Community College with a certification in dental assisting. She and her husband have three children, two boys and a girl. She enjoys spending time with her family and being involved with her kids in soccer and Boy Scouts.
Cathy graduated in 1978 from OHSU School of Dentistry hygiene program. She also has a degree in community health from the University of Oregon. With the exception of living abroad in Germany and the Philippines, she has consistently worked in dentistry. Cathy joined the staff in 1996 when she and her family relocated to Corvallis. Outside of the office she enjoys walking with friends, hiking, movies and travel.
Diane moved to Corvallis in 1983 from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. She has been a patient of the office since 1991 before joining the staff in 2008. Diane has over 20 years experience in working with insurance companies and processing insurance claims. In her spare time she loves sailing, kayaking, backpacking, working in her gardens and volunteering for the Willamette Riverkeepers and the Girl Scouts.
In 1968 Jerilynn graduated from Southern Illinois University and began working as a dental hygienist in Champaign, Illinois. In 1978, Jerilynn moved from Chicago to Oregon and has called the Corvallis area home since 1980.
Kacia works as a rover/ office assistant. She is a student at Oregon State University and is getting a degree in Public Health. She hopes to one day be able to use her knowledge to help those in need. As a kid she moved around a bit because her dad was in the United States Army. She enjoys meeting new people and seeing new places. She also enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, and crafts. She says that Oregon is by far the best place she has ever been to and hopes to stay here for a long time.
Kelly has been a dental hygienist since 1980. She carried on the family tradition of dentistry, her father, grandpa, uncle, and cousin are dentists. She has always found her profession very interesting and is motivated to help her patients improve their oral health. In 2014, Kelly and her husband, Bob, moved to Corvallis from Eureka California. She loves working on her farm and giving back to the community. Kelly says that she loves this community for its friendly, helpful and welcoming atmosphere. She also enjoys cooking, baking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Lenore is the office manager and is originally from Phoenix, Arizona. She maintains the operations of the dental practices in both Corvallis and Albany. She has also been a consultant for Straine, a dental practice management and consulting firm. Lenore enjoys the challenge of managing two practice locations and working with the entire staff. Lenore loves to travel and spend time with her family.
Lisa came to Corvallis in 1990, voluntary transplant from Southern California, searching for a better quality of life. This ultimately landed her in Albany for the last 14 years where she cares for her "four-legged family." She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, swimming and snow-shoeing.
Nenna joined the office as a hygienist after returning to Oregon. She grew up in Southern Oregon, but left when her husband joined the Air Force. Along her travels, she was able to graduate from Delaware Technical Community College and receive her Dental Hygiene degree. She returned home to Oregon after 8 years of travels with her husband, son and two youngest children. She is due with her fourth child in late April. She loves spending time with her family traveling, reading, attending music concerts and watching shows at home with her kids.
Nikki is originally from southern California, but is extremely happy to call Oregon home for 8 years now. She received her Associates Degree and Dental Assisting Certificate from Linn Benton Community College. She is married with a stepson, two adorable shitzu’s and a cat. She enjoys bike rides, hiking, fishing, going to the beach, playing disc golf and spending quality time with family.
Owen was raised in Brookings, Oregon. He went to Colorado Northwestern Community College and got a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2016. He is happily married and enjoys spending time outside where he can hike, go for a run, take pictures, and travel.
Priscilla works at the front desk and is from California. She moved to Corvallis to attend Oregon State University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree.
Tammy is a member of the front office staff. She lives in Philomath with her husband and two sons. She enjoys reading, bowling, cheering on the Beavers, and spending time with friends, family and her dog.
Vicki grew up in Southern Oregon and moved to the Willamette Valley in 1992. She graduated from Linn-Benton Community College in Dental Assisting in 1998. She has been working for the offices since she graduated. She enjoys camping, walking, reading and spending time with her family.