Front Desk Assistant
I am a Florida native who has worked in dentistry for the last 10 years. I take great pleasure in helping patients achieve a happy, healthy smile. In my spare time I enjoy photography and am actively involved in both my children's sports teams.
I was born and raised in Ohio. I attended the Cleveland Institute of Dental and Medical Assistants in 1989. I then attended The Ohio State University and graduated their Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Program in 2001.
I found I am more of a "flip-flop" & "fun-in-the-sun" kind of person so I made the move to Florida. I have three grown sons and five grandchildren. My interests include reading, playing softball, working out, enjoying beautiful beaches, dancing, & listening to music. I've been in dentistry for 29 years. Along my journey I have worked all phases. My true love is in direct patient care. The before and after are the most rewarding and only increase my passion for my work. I feel dentistry provides something that is life changing & rewarding. It's not just a job but my passion. I'm very excited to have this opportunity to be part of such an outstanding team with extraordinary doctors.
Cleveland Institute of Dental & Medical Assistants
Dental Assistant, 1989
The Ohio State
Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Program, 2001
I am an Illinois native who relocated to Tampa to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a Dental Hygienist and also to enjoy the amazing weather (of course). I am a four time Division 1 Track and Field All-American and also had the opportunity to compete for the USA National Bobsled team in the winter of 2016.
After graduating college with my degree in Dental Hygiene I continued to pursue my passion for track and field before setting into the work routine. The highlight of my career was qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympic trials after having little to no preparation due to the winter and spring being devoted to bobsledding. Although I didn't advance to the Olympic Games, it was an amazing experience and achievement.
Practicing hygiene again is a rewarding experience. I feel blessed to be able to share it with Dr. Schroeder and our amazing team.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, coaching, and being involved in any kind of sporting event or physical activity.
I have been in the dental field for 17 years and take pride in the quality of care I provide to my clients. Patient comfort is my top priority and educating them on their oral health is extremely important to me.
In my spare time I enjoy riding my scooter, walking, and spending time at the beach.
Allegany College of Maryland
Registered Dental Hygienist, 2006
I am a Florida native and love the sun. The other sunshine in my life is my awesome daughter! My interests include running, reading, going to the beach, watching classic films, gardening, discovering new restaurants, and dancing.
When it comes to caring for your dental needs my approach is to be gentle, thorough, and educating. I treat my clients as a whole person, not just a set of teeth because dental health is important for the whole body health & well-being. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the best smile possible.
St Petersburg Junior College
Registered Dental Hygienist, 1994
Front Desk Assistant
I was born and raised in Southern California and Utah. My husband & I moved to Florida in 2015 to be closer to our son and 3 grandchildren. We love traveling, spending time with the kids, and relaxing at the beach.
I have worked in the dental field for over 30 years and it just keeps getting better. I enjoy working with the public and being part of a team that strives to create a positive dental experience.