Our Orthodontic Staff in Tacoma
Robin has worked in orthodontics since 2001. What she enjoys most about her role in the practice is the opportunity to build positive relationships with families and team members. When she is not at work Robin loves spending quality time with her family, reading books, baking, and listening to good music.
Stacy has a kind and friendly smile that will assist you in all of your scheduling needs. Before becoming an expert in scheduling, Stacy was an orthodontic assistant for 15 years. What she loves most about working at Gessel Orthodontics, is the friendly and fun team environment. She enjoys building relationships and seeing the beautiful smiles that are created! In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, gardening, and attending church.
Ashley has worked in the dental field since 2014. She loves working at the front desk to greet patients and build relationships. At home, she spends her time caring for her son, Isaiah. She enjoys evening walks and listening to music.
Patricia joined the practice in March of 2015, and is excited to be part of a fun and caring team. Patricia enjoys working with Dr. Gessel because of his sincere passion for helping people. In her spare time, she loves camping and spending quality time with her family.
Maritza has loved her one and only fabulous career for over 25 years. She connects with patients by introducing them into the practice. Orthodontics energizes her because it is a life changing experience, a milestone that leaves a lasting impression. She has 3 grown married children with grandbabies coming soon. She enjoys time with her hubby and family, cooking her native Cuban food and reading. She looks forward to weekends where she can get out and explore the great Pacific Northwest.
Kelsey has been in the orthodontic field since 2004 and worked as a clinical assistant for 12 years. Now she loves her new role as treatment coordinator where she is meeting new patients and preparing them for the journey of a beautiful smile. In her free time, she enjoys being with her husband and two daughters, Chloe and Cassidee.
Wendy graduated from the dental assisting program at Bates Technical College in 2016. Wendy feels very blessed to be a part of an amazing team. What she finds most fascinating about the field of orthodontics is the opportunity to build a patient’s self-confidence by creating a beautiful smile. In her free time Wendy loves attending her children’s sporting events and spending time with her family and friends.
Karen has been working in the orthodontic field since 1984. One of the best parts of her job is seeing an apprehensive patient leave excited about their new braces with a smile from ear to ear. She loves working with Dr. Gessel and the team and says "it's the best place ever!" Karen enjoys hiking, kayaking, swimming and anything outside.
Susan finished her clinical assisting training in 2006 and entered the field of orthodontics. She loves to see how a patient’s confidence is improved after assisting in creating their beautiful smile. In her spare time Susan enjoys keeping healthy by going to the gym, and spending quality time with her children and pets.
Shanon has spent over 20 years in the field of dentistry and orthodontics after receiving her training at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood. She enjoys working at the practice because of its fun and friendly environment. Shanon loves walking her dog and spending quality time with her daughter.
Kim’s warm demeanor allows her to work particularly well with special needs or high-anxiety patients. She has over a dozen years in the field of orthodontics and loves being part of a fun and upbeat team. Kim is married to her wonderful husband, Dave and has four children. She loves spending time with her family, cooking, knitting, and volunteering at her church.
Paige graduated from the dental assisting program at Bates Technical College in 2014. What she finds most fascinating about orthodontics, is the transformation of a patient’s smile in such a short amount of time. Outside of work she enjoys hiking with her family and working in her garden.
Sophia immediately knew she belonged in the field of orthodontics while in dental assisting school and has been doing it since 2010. In her spare time, she explores new places with her husband, daughter and son. She and her husband are involved in a youth ministry, mentoring young people within their community to reach their full potential. Sophia does her best to bring the skills she has learned through youth ministry into her everyday work life.
Aileen has been in the dental field since 2013. After working in many branches of dentistry, she quickly realized that orthodontics was her calling. Aileen loves to travel, attend and volunteer at her church, and enjoy the great outdoors with her dog.
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