Meet the Dental Staff

Dental Hygienists:


Nicki joined our team in 2012 as Dental Hygienist. She was a dental assistant for 10 years in both a general dental office and endodontic specialty office before going back to school to become  a hygienist. Nicki graduated hygiene school in 2011. She is a skilled and informative dental professional who strives to make your visit comfortable and fun. Nicki has been Dr. Kathie’s right hand, helping to arrange and organize staff events and is now our Office Manager, making sure the office runs smoothly.

In Nicki’s spare time she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with friends and family.


Kandace began working with our team in early 2017 when she moved back to her hometown of Olympia. She started in the dental field as an assistant at the age of 18. She gained experience in general dentistry and an orthodontic specialty office. She soon decided to pursue a Bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene and graduated from Utah Valley University in 2016. Kandace’s favorite part of being a Dental Hygienist is being able to be part of a positive change and preventing disease through education.

Kandace is now just working with us the first Saturday of every month. Her appointments book up quickly since she is here a limited time.

Kandace lives in Olympia with her husband and their three cats. Kandace and her husband love kayaking, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and spending time with family.


Lindsey joined our team in 2020 when she moved back to her home town of Olympia. She started her dental career in 2008 as a Dental Assistant and has been practicing Dental Hygiene since 2010. Lindsey has made a commitment to providing quality care that emphasizes proactive oral hygiene to promote dental awareness and healthy checkups.

Lindsey lives in Olympia with her husband and three kids; Sadie, Mason, and Kaede. In her free time she enjoys camping, boating, and spending time with her family and friends.


Allison joined our Shelton office in 2016 as a Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Clark College’s Dental Hygiene program in 2012. She later earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2014 which had emphasis in Teaching and Public Health. She utilizes her full Washington State endorsement which allows her to place and smooth fillings as well as caring for our patients gum health and dental cleanings. Allison moved to the Elma location to increase the size of our hygiene team this summer.

Allison lives in Olympia with her husband and two young children. They recently added a new puppy to their family.

Dental Assistants:


Kelly joined our team 2010 as a Dental Assistant and has played an important roll in managing  both of our offices. Kelly is experienced in all dental procedures and is especially skilled with sedation dentistry and working with implants and dentures. Kelly enjoys building relationships with her patients through sharing her vast dental knowledge. She is happy to help you and your family with your dental questions.

Kelly lives in Lacey with her husband and three children who play soccer and basketball and loves spending time outdoors with family.


Michele joined our team in 2013. Michele is a certified dental assistant who graduated from Clover Park Technical College in 2004. It is with enthusiasm and dedication that Michele has chosen the field of dentistry. Michele enjoys building personal and professional relationships with her patients while helping them fulfill their dental needs.

Michele lives in Shelton with her husband, Dave. They have two lovely adult daughters who live nearby. In her spare time, she loves to be outdoors. Her hobbies include camping, gardening, fishing, and spending quality time with family and friends.


Geored started working with our office as a sterilization tech while he was in high school. He is excited to learn more about the dental field while doing on the job training. He is currently pursuing another career, but may come in occasionally to fill in.

Geored lives here in Shelton with his two dogs, Adelaide and Mouse. He likes to spend time with family and friends barbecuing. He is passionate about skateboarding, snowboarding, and building drift cars.


Sammantha graduated from Everest College with her Dental Assisting degree in 2016. Sam completed her internship hours with both of our offices. Upon graduation, we offered Sam a position here at Shelton Dental Center. Sam has an easy going attitude, a bright caring smile that makes patients feel welcome and at ease.

Sammantha is a dedicated mother of two little girls and a lovable pit bull. Sam and her girls live here in Shelton. Spending time outdoors, camping, and spending time with family are a few things Sam enjoys.


“My name is Deep. I joined this clinic in the beginning of 2021. I trained as a dentist in India and am currently a Registered Dental Assistant in the US. I wish to serve my patients through my knowledge and skill. Delivering perfect smiles gives me the utmost job satisfaction.

I just moved here in 2019 when I married my high school sweetheart. He is a civil engineer. I love traveling, reading, & cooking.”


Lynn comes to our office with four years experience as a Dental Assistant.

“I am a Washingtonian through and through, but have hopes to move to the Big Sky country of Montana! For now I live in Tahuya with my husband and two adult kids. In our free time we like to ride dirt bikes, go 4 x 4’ing and camping. I have 7 fur babies – two dogs & five cats”.


Shannon comes to us with 13 years of experience. She has always loved going to the dentist as a kid, that’s why she chose dentistry as her profession.

Shannon recently relocated from the golden state of California & has now brought her years of experience to our team. Shannon likes going on long hikes and loves spending time with her friends & family. She also has a passion for baking cakes which she lovingly volunteers to prepare for her close friends and family.


Kendal joined our team in 2018 after graduating from the South Puget Sound Dental Assisting Program. She took some time off, but is back with us. Kendal enjoys being a dental assistant and being a part of the positive outcome while helping patients within the community achieve their dental needs.

Kendal lives in Shelton with her boyfriend Cannon and their dog Cope and kitty. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys camping, the beach and just being outdoors.


Bio coming soon.