Meet the Team


Front Office Supervisor
Born and raised in Forest Grove, OR, Vanessa moved to Washington after marrying her husband Chris. After several years as a supervisor in customer service, Vanessa began working at Must Love Kids® in 2019. Outside of work, Vanessa enjoys cocktail tastings, traveling, movies, and water sports. She’s also got a hidden talent for winning trivia competitions, especially when the topic is 80s retro culture.


Front Desk
Ashley attended Charter College and has successfully completed her Registered Dental Assistant Certificate, and now works with the front office team. Outside of work, you’ll likely find Ashley spending time with her best friend with a refreshment in her hand. She grew up playing softball and being active is something Ashley also enjoys. She’s also a fan of shopping and watching sports.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Dental Assistant
Yana is a registered dental assistant who loves working with kids. She attended Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School. In her free time, Yana enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time outdoors. She also likes to keep busy with arts and crafts, including making floral arrangements and sugar cookies.


Dental Assistant
Tammy was born and raised in Vancouver, WA. As a certified dental assistant, she graduated from Cascadia Dental Assisting School in 2017. When not working, you’ll find Tammy spending time with her family, hiking, and trying out new foods. She also loves dogs.


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.


Dental Assistant
Morgaine is a dental assistant at Must Love Kids®. Most people will know her as Mo. She is currently studying a Masters in Biology at Clark College and working towards medical school so she can become a pediatric dentist. Outside of work, you’ll find Mo looking after her three wonderful kittens and driving her classic BMWs with her Dad, brothers, and sisters. She also enjoys hiking and has a hidden talent for jump rope.

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