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.