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



Shannon – Patient Coordinator

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant, DAANCE Certified

I have been working in the dental field for over 10 years. I love building relationships with patients and the team at Yakima Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Being new to Yakima, I am enjoying all that Eastern Washington has to offer. Outside of the office, I love to travel, visit the beach, as well as spending time with my husband and children.



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.



Angela – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant



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.



Ashley – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant



Julisa – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant



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.



Linda – Oral Surgery Assistant

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



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.



Adriana – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant



Mayra – Oral Surgery Assistant

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant



Sarah – Oral Surgery Assistant

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



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.