meet the team
Hi I’m Naomi and I’m the social media coordinator here at La Grande Orthodontics. My favorite part about working at La Grande Orthodontics is that I seriously get to laugh all day every day with my coworkers! It’s rare to work in an environment that allows you to be as loud and energetic as we are. In my free time I like to chase sunsets, watch NBA games and read new books! My favorite professional sports team is the Blazers!!! One day I went to a Portland game that started at 7 and ended around 10 and then drove 4 hours home to work the next morning at 7 am, so I consider myself a die hard fan.
My name is Kiersten and I'm a clinician here at La Grande Orthodontics! My favorite part about working here is how we make everyday a party and love to laugh! In my free time I like to impulsively adventure and spend time with my roommate/bestie!! I'm such a sucker for animals! I have the sweetest rescue duo: a 4 year old mixed pup named Jasper and an orange tabby cat named Lou (who I actually rescued from a car in our La Grande office).
Hi I’m Kenzie and I’m a treatment coordinator here at La Grande Orthodontics. My favorite part about working at La Grande Orthodontics is the relationships I’m encouraged to make with patients, Dr. C cares about the patient connection more than anything. It feels less like work and more like being myself. In my free time I enjoy camping, watching NBA games, and spending time with my two beautiful girls! My go to coffee order is a large iced white chocolate peppermint mocha from Starbucks!
My name is Nicole and I’m a clinician here at La Grande Orthodontics. My favorite part about working here is the connections I get to create with patients. In my free time I enjoy watching Netflix, snowboarding, and bowling! I enjoy being active and social with the people around me. Something fun about me is that I’m the only left-handed clinician in the office. I think my spirit animal is a dolphin because I love swimming!
My name is Katie and I'm a clinician here at La Grande Orthodontics! My favorite thing about working here is making connections with patients and how amazing of a teacher Dr C. is! He always knows how to encourage and inspire us even on the harder days! In my free time I spend time with my boyfriend, playing video games, (Mostly Dragon Age), and playing with my sweet German Shepherd Lillian! A random fact about me is that I can bend both of my thumbs 90 degrees!
My name is Ashley and I'm a clinician here at La Grande Orthodontics! MY favorite part about working here is that Dr. C. encourages us to show our patients extra love and care! In my free time I love to go hunting with my husband, enjoy the outdoors, cheer on the Oregon Ducks football team, and go on road trips to little western towns with lots of history! A fun fact about me is I love cooking and baking from scratch! I love whippin' up something good and making sure all my favorite people are fed!
My name is Maddie and I'm a clinician here at La Grande Orthodontics! My favorite thing about working here is working with the little kiddos that may be nervous about treatment and getting to go the extra mile to connect to them and make sure that they feel comfortable and safe! I love to workout, walk my dog, and cook food for my family and myself to eat on the weekends! My favorite meal to make right now is lasagna or really any warm comfort food. A fun fact about me is that I actually took my high school culinary team to state my sophomore year of high school!
Hi I'm Berenice! I'm a clinician here at La Grande Orthodontics. My favorite thing about working here is being able to learn and grow from Dr. C and my teammates, while also giving back to the community! In my free time I enjoy playing recreational soccer, reading, and occasionally drawing. A fun fact about me is that I like to enter competitions that help me with money.
My favorite part about working here is staying connected to our amazing patients in La Grande and being empowered to use my voice each and every day! In my free time I hang out with my two kids, spend as much time outdoors as possible. We love hunting, fishing, and spending time with horses. I’m also going to school full time, so what even is free time? My favorite place to eat in La Grande is Cinco De Mayo… they have the best carne asada burritos!
My favorite part about working here is the atmosphere, we’re always throwing a party, and the team! The girls are so supportive and always ready to be the best for each other and the patients. In my free time I’m hanging out with my nieces and nephews, spending time outdoors, camping or hanging on the lake. I’m also an avid reader, something i’m reading right now is where the crawdads sing, it’s much better than the movie!
I love being a part of the team here at La Grande Orthodontics.
Hi I’m Vanessa and I’m a scheduling coordinator here at La Grande Orthodontics! My favorite part about working here is greeting each and every one of our lovely patients when they walk through the door! I love spending my free time cooking for others, building legos, doing jigsaw puzzles, and taking care of all my plants! I once read an IKEA study about how kind words help houseplants thrive. Since reading the study, my Saturday morning routine includes spending time showering my plants with water and with love and affirmations as well!
Hi I’m Kristi and I’m a clinician here at La Grande Orthodontics! My favorite thing about working here is the culture, connecting with patients, and the small town La Grande vibes! In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my two kids, making pottery, (ask me to see a picture of my favorite mug I made), and my guilty pleasure is binge watching tv shows. Right now I’m watching 90 Day Fiance and I love it! TO BE CONTINUED….
Hi I’m Kourtny and I’m a clinician here at La Grande Orthodontics! My favorite thing about working here is all of my amazing coworkers and that Dr. Christopher empowers us to keep things light and fun versus serious like other healthcare offices. In my free time I enjoy making crafts on my cricut, going on hikes when I can, and hanging out with my toddler! Something people probably don’t know about me is that I spent six months in Australia and even got a matching tattoo with a friend while I was there.