Meet Our Team

We have a diverse team to meet your needs!  We have Team Members that speak Croatian, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Russian!



Scheduling Coordinator

Hello, I’m Jamie and I have recently moved into the world of orthodontics from the fields of customer service and technology. It has been such a joy to join the Rainier Valley Orthodontics team. Every day I learn more and more about the dental field as I work with this caring and supportive team. I have genuinely enjoyed getting to know our wonderful patients and their families. I enjoy crafting, sewing, baking and spending my free-time with my husband, 6 year old daughter, and our dog Maggie.



Dental Assistant                                       

Hey, I'm Daniel! I am the newest addition to Dr. Baker's and Dr. Schruth's team. I graduated from the University of Washington back in 2015 and have been working in the dental field since. One of my favorite things about orthodontic care is seeing the before and after with patients and knowing how much of an impact a beautiful smile can make. I look forward to meeting all of you during your visits!  In my free time, I love hiking and to go on spontaneous road trips. I also love going to new restaurants and trying different cuisines.


Dental Assistant

My name is Keli and I was a dental hygienist in Brazil for ten years. Being from a foreign country, I appreciate the amazing diversity in our office. I am pleased to know that I am a member of a team that is committed to creating beautiful smiles for adults and children. In my free time I enjoy reading, hiking, baking, and spending time with my Cockatiel.




Dental Assistant

My name is Rinat.  I recently graduated from Kentridge highschool.  I was a patient of Dr. Baker's for my orthodontic treatment and had such an excellent experience that I decided to pursue Dental Assisting as my career.  An opportunity became available here and I decided to jump at the chance to join the team at Rainier Valley Orthodontics.  I'm very happy and excited to be an Orthodontic Assistant.  My prior work experience was in customer service and I really enjoy meeting and talking with patients.  I hope to help make their orthodontic care as fun and enjoyable as it was for me!  For hobbies, I like to go fishing, longboarding and I also enjoy working on my car.



Financial Coordinator

I began my orthodontic career 20 years ago as a clinical assistant with Dr. Baker and I am thrilled to be back working with Dr. Baker, Dr. Schruth and the community I love.   As our financial coordinator, I primarily work with patients by customizing financial arrangements that take each person’s insurance benefits and budget into consideration.  I enjoy working in orthodontics because of the long-lasting relationships that I can build with patients and families. I enjoy making a personal connection and helping everyone have a positive experience.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking and exploring all the outdoor activities the Northwest has to offer.



Treatment Coordinator                         

As a teenager, I was inspired by my own orthodontic treatment to pursue a career in orthodontics.  My severely crooked teeth made me shy and less likely to smile.  When my braces came off, I attended a program to become a dental assistant.  I have enjoyed working in orthodontics over the last 20+ years in a variety of roles.  I am a San Francisco native and delighted to call Seattle my home.  I am a mother to three wonderful children and also enjoy yoga, fitness and scuba diving in warm water with abundant marine life.

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