Lori graduated from Foothill Jr. College in Los Altos, CA in 1988, with a certificate in dental assisting. She then got credentialed as a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant in the state of California. Because of my organizational skills and love for processing insurance, she quickly figured out the front office is where she belongs.
She took a break from dental while her kids, Justin and Kirstin, were little. During that time Lori did in-home daycare, worked at the preschool her kids attended and then trained to be a certified Group Exercise Instructor. When her youngest got to be school age, she returned to dentistry. In fact, she was the Office Coordinator at her last office for nearly 14 years.
Her favorite part of the job, besides processing insurance, is the interaction between the patients and families. She enjoys getting to know people and working in a family-friendly environment. She strives to help patients understand their treatment needs and how they can make the most of their insurance benefits.
Lori has lived in the cute, small town of Willamina since 2016, with her husband, Dave. Between the two of them they have 4 grown children, two boys and two girls. They are also very proud grandparents of their spunky, six-year-old granddaughter, Aubree. Aubree spends weekends with them often. Other than her kids and grandkid, Lori enjoys gardening or just hanging out at home with their cat, Bear.