Meet the Team

tawni

Financial Coordinator
Tawni has worked in the dental industry for 14 years and she moved to the area from Texas three years ago. She is an expert in working with insurance providers and helping patients take advantage of their benefits. On weekends, Tawni enjoys spending time with her family, boating, hiking, and painting. She loves the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and exploring new places.

mariana

Office Manager
Mariana began her career in dentistry seven years ago. She transitioned to the office manager role at Must Love Kids® in 2019. Mariana is great at problem-solving and keeping the practice on schedule, and she does everything with a smile. As someone who loves working with children, Mariana finds her role incredibly rewarding. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and finding new places to eat.

karina

Business Team
Karina was born in the Ukraine and moved to America when she was three years old. She is CPR/OSHA certified and attended Skills Center Dental Assisting School. Karina is known for her positive attitude around the office. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and reading a book with an iced coffee in her hand. Those who know Karina know she’s totally obsessed with coffee and cannot go a day without it. She’s also a fan of iced matcha with peppermint.

kristi

Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristi graduated from Clark College, where she studied dental hygiene. Born in Texas, raised in Utah, and living in Washington since 1988, Kristi has worked in the dental field for more than 20 years. Kristi loves working with kids in her role at Must Love Kids®. When not working, you’ll find Kristi hiking, cooking/baking, playing video games, or gardening. She also has a hidden talent for scuba diving and fixing cars.

courtnee

Dental Assistant
Courtnee has lived in Vancouver, WA, her whole life, and has been with the practice since 2016. Courtnee is CPR/BLS certified and she has completed an Oregon Radiologic Proficiency Certificate and WISHA/HIPPA training. Outside of work, Courtnee loves to be outdoors, at the beach, or spending time with friends and family, especially her daughter Ariella.

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Dental Assistant
Originally from Peru, Francesca recently joined Must Love Kids® as a dental assistant. She graduated from Concorde Career College and loves working with children. When she’s not working, Francesca enjoys hiking and visiting the beach. She also loves her little Chihuahua, called Gummy, who is three years old.

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