Meet The Staff


Heidi – Office Manager

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant


I grew up in the Yakima Valley and graduated in 1990 from Selah High School. I attended Yakima Valley Community College and Spokane Falls Community College and worked in general dentistry before starting my career at Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1995. I am a Registered Dental Assistant. I started as an Oral Surgery Assistant, then became the Patient Coordinator, before becoming the Office Manager for the past 11 years. I love working for such a great team here at Yakima Oral Surgery. My goal is to ensure the office runs effectively and efficiently.

I enjoy traveling, boating, snow skiing, and spending time with my family. I have been married for 27 years, and have two grown children.


Tami – Billing Coordinator



Angela – Patient Care Coordinator

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant, DAANCE Certified



Rebecca – Scheduling Coordinator

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant, DAANCE Certified


Hello! Welcome to Yakima Oral Surgery! I am a graduate of East Valley High School, Class of 2010. I attended Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center and earned a certification in Dental Assisting in 2012. I started at Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as an Oral Surgery Assistant before transferring to the front office. I enjoy getting to interact with all of our patients and I pride myself on my customer service skills.

Outside of work, I enjoy gardening, camping, fishing, and spending time with my soon-to-be husband, and our dog.


Carolyn – Scheduling Coordinator


I grew up in the Lower Yakima Valley and went to Yakima Valley Community College and Edmonds Community College where I became a Certified Dental Assistant. I have worked in many different areas of the dental field. I started working for Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1998. The greatest thing I get to do every day is come to work! I enjoy working with every patient and scheduling to meet their needs.

I am married, have three grown children, and two perfect granddaughters. In my spare time, I love to quilt, camp, bake, and spend time with my three dogs.


Debbie – Scheduling Coordinator


I graduated from Selah High School and continued my education at Yakima Valley Community College for an additional 2 years. I worked for a dental practice for 11 years prior to joining Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1998. I am one of three to greet you at the front desk with a smile and provide the best experience possible during your visit.

Outside of work, I have three grown children who graduated from Selah High School and Perry Technical Institute. I also have 4 additional grown children that I was blessed to add to my life. One is attending EOU and one is attending Selah High School. We love camping and spending time with our family and friends.


Marina – Surgical Staff Supervisor & Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant, DAANCE Certified


My career at Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery began in 2016. I enjoy learning new technologies when it comes to implants and surgical techniques and applying them in our office.

Outside of work, I enjoy time with family, gardening, and being outdoors.


Linda – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant, DAANCE Certified

I have been with Yakima Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery since 1990. I have enjoyed working with our patients, giving them the best care, and putting them at ease prior to any surgery or visit. I have always been eager to help my fellow employees wherever I may be needed.

Together with my husband, we have raised two daughters, and in our spare time, we love to travel and spend time enjoying being grandparents to our granddaughter.



Rachel – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant


I began my dental assisting career in 2012 after receiving my Dental Assisting Certificate from Charter College in Vancouver, WA. I worked in general dentistry over the next 6 years in Vancouver, WA, and Naples, FL before moving to the Yakima Valley in 2018 where I started my career with Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. My role here in the office is central sterilization, overseeing the ordering of supplies, and I am the WISHA Safety Officer.

When I’m away from the office, I love spending time with my family, and being outdoors at the beach playing frisbee, or up in the mountains camping.


Mayra – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant, DAANCE Certified


I grew up in the lower Yakima valley where I graduated from Sunnyside High School in 2008. I previously worked in general dentistry for 2 years prior to joining the Yakima Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery team in 2018. I like helping patients feel comfortable when coming to our office, whether joking with them or easing their nerves prior to surgery. I enjoy what I do here.

Outside of work, I enjoy traveling and experiencing new things with my husband and two daughters.


Ashley – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant


I grew up in Yakima and graduated from West Valley High School in 2009. I moved to southern California to attend dental assisting school and to experience a change of scenery. I moved back to Washington in 2015 and joined the team at Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2018. I enjoy meeting new patients and getting to know them and their medical needs. I have been given the opportunity to expand my education beyond general dentistry by being a part of the implant team and I could not be happier.

Outside of work, I spend my time with my boyfriend and his son. We enjoy traveling and many outdoor activities in the summertime.


Adriana – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant, DAANCE Certified


I am a graduate of Eisenhower High School, class of 2012. I went to Yakima Valley College and Yakima Valley Tech where I became a certified dental assistant. Dentistry has always been a passion of mine, especially oral surgery. I’m dedicated to making our patients feel welcome and comfortable no matter their circumstances. We function as a team, are proud of our doctors, and enjoy one another not just as coworkers, but also as friends.

Outside of work, I enjoy getting manicures and massages with my sisters, watching make-up tutorials, and spending time with my fabulous family and friends.


Julisa – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant


I grew up in the lower Yakima valley and graduated from Grandview High in 2017. I recieved my dental assisting certification from Charter College in Pasco in 2019. After finishing my externship, I began working at Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in June 2019. I am bilingual — I speak fluent English and Spanish. I never saw myself working in oral surgery, but after working here for a while I now love it and I’m happy with the career I chose, and I don’t see myself working anywhere else.

Outside of work, I like to spend time with my family. I have a 4-month-old daughter who keeps me busy!


Sydnie – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant


I am a 2015 graduate from West Valley High School. In 2018, after finishing the Dental Assisting program at Charter College in Pasco, WA, I went on to work at a denture clinic here in Yakima where I worked for a year and a half. I started at Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in October of 2019, and have loved every minute of it!

In my free time, I enjoy barrel racing, rodeoing, and traveling, as well as spending time with family and friends, and of course my little Weiner dog, Moose.


Monica – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant


I am a graduate of Yakima Valley College’s Dental Assisting Program and graduated with my Associate in Arts degree. I enjoy learning from my peers and doctors. I strive to help our patients feel comfortable and making sure they get the care they need.

When I am not working, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, going to the movies, and hiking.


Ally – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant


I started my dental assisting career in general dentistry. As my love for oral surgery grew, I knew I had to find a place that would help me expand my education. I love to learn and am grateful for all the opportunities Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has to offer.

When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my husband and our golden retriever puppy, Baule.


Guadalupe – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant


I attended and completed the dental assisting program at Yakima Valley College and began working at Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in August of 2020. I’m very excited to be a part of this team and to further increase my knowledge in the oral surgery field.

On my time away from work, I spend time with my family, friends, and my pet birds.