I look forward to coming to the office: we have a healthy work environment and it’s a great feeling to help people develop better health and stronger smiles! I enjoy talking with patients and hearing their latest stories. We become friends, and that means a lot to me.
Working in the clinic, I set up rooms, seat patients, and explain what we’ll be doing. During the procedure, I assist Dr. Kemler and, when we’re finished, offer homecare instructions and oral hygiene education. I joined Smiles for RVA in 2005 and am pleased to work with good, honest people who care about our patient family.
When I’m not working, most of my time is spent with my spouse, two children, and our two dogs. I also like working out and am a professional wrestler.
I really enjoy working with and getting to know our patients. We develop a bond over time, and I care about their lives. I love hearing how families are doing, watching generations grow up, and learning their stories.
As the Smiles for RVA manager, my goal is to make sure each patient has a great experience with our office. I present treatment plans, explain what Dr. Kemler recommends and why, and talk about options. I also verify insurance, handle billing matters, and often answer the phones, too. I’ve been with the practice since 2008 and love our warm, family-oriented environment.
Outside of work, I enjoy time with my two Chihuahuas. I also love playing sports — mainly softball and dodge ball — and visit with family in Florida as often as possible.