Meet The Team
Our Southridge Dental Team
Your best choice for dental care and services in the Tri-Cities
Working in dentistry since the age of 17, Katie started as a Dental Assistant while perusing her degree in Dental Hygiene from Columbia Basin College. As a Dental Hygienist, Katie strives to make all her patients comfortable by providing gentle and compassionate care, while educating them on their oral health.
In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, friends, exploring the local wineries and playing with her chocolate lab.
Valerie has been a dental hygienist for 18 years and has been involved with dentistry for 23. She followed in her mother’s footsteps who just recently retired from a 32 year career as a hygienist.
Val graduated from Richland High and the Yakima Valley Dental Hygiene Program.
She enjoys spending time with her family and their favorite activity together is traveling. Cancun is their favorite destination and they try to make it there once a year. She also enjoys spending time outdoors either at their cabin or camping. Val strives to give her patients the best experience possible through a combination of comfort and humor.
I received my dental assistant license in 2014 from charter college. Originally from Grandview WA, I love being in the dental field being able to help patients achieve their dental goal and building friendships are my favorite of many that come along with being in the dental field. I am currently working on pursuing a career in dental hygiene.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, my dog and trying new things whether it’s restaurants or fun activities.
Born and raised in the Tri-Cities, Tori has been a registered dental assistant since 2012 when she completed the Tri-Tech Dental Assisting course. She has enjoyed learning all aspects of general dentistry and loves working closely with patients to achieve their dental goals.
Tori is married and has two beautiful daughters. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling around to watch her husband race his hydroplane, and being outdoors.
Alexandria, also known as Alex, is a dynamic member of our team. She is from Nampa, Idaho where she obtained her Dental Assistant certificate in 2014 and relocated to Kennewick. She has very much felt extremely comfortable around the dental office growing up. Alex is passionate about her patients and tries to treat them as if they were her friends walking into the dental office.
In her spare time, she loves to spend quality time with her 2-year-old, Karlee!
Amy always enjoyed going to the dentist, even when she was a little girl. Becoming a dental assistant just seemed natural. After graduating college and obtaining her Dental Assisting certificate in 2018, she jumped into the dental field. She sees everyday as an opportunity to learn and grow as an assistant. She is dedicated to seeing patients happy and helping make a difference in their smiles.
Amy’s little family is her world! In her free time, she likes spending time with them, reading, being outdoors and traveling.
Abigail, also known as Abby, has been a dental assistant for 10 years and enjoys helping people with their smiles and building a relationship with them. Abby grew up in Sunnyside, WA; has been married for 7 years and has 2 kids – her son, Malaki and daughter, Leila.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family, making memories, loves being outdoors in the summer boating with my family.
Nichole started in dentistry 13 years ago but took time off to start her family. She loves getting to know her patients and seeing their smile change. The relationships she creates makes her job very rewarding. Each patient at Southridge is like an extension to our family. She is very blessed to have a job that she loves and works for a boss that makes the family a top priority.
Outside of work, she lives life every day enjoying the small things, finding the “great” in every situation. She loves spending her free time with family, either outside enjoying mother nature or Friday Family Movie Night.
Jessica has been in the dental field for over seven years. She enjoys the personal relationships that she gets to create and providing the best customer service to patients. She feels blessed to love her job and that shows with her excellent care for patients.
Jessica was born and raised in Tri-Cities and loves what this area has to offer. She has 3 kiddos that keep her pretty busy on her off time. They enjoy anything outdoors and spending time at their family cabin in Twin Lakes.
Front Desk Coordinator
Laura has been in the dental field since 1997. She started her dental career as a Registered Dental Assistant where she found that helping patients achieve a beautiful healthy smile was
rewarding. Later in her career she transitioned into the front office where she enjoys welcoming and interacting with patients while building meaningful relationships and providing customer support to every patient she meets.
She recently relocated from San Diego to the Tri-Cities to be closer to family. She enjoys drawing, spending time with her family and relaxing while walking her dog Lola.
Kristina, or Krissy as she’s known by patients and friends, was born and raised in the Tri-Cities and has been in the dental field since 2004. Having worked her way up in the field, she started her career as a dental assistant. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration/Business Management, she furthered her dental career in practice management. Krissy focuses on delivering the highest quality of care and compassion to our patients. Her experience in all aspects within the dental office ensures that everything goes smoothly at every visit allowing our patients to have a wonderful experience in which they look forward to seeing us again.
Krissy is married with three wonderful children who keep her busy. In her free time, you will find her with her family or on the soccer field cheering on our local teams!