Meet The Staff
I came to Wisconsin from Michigan 26 years ago. My husband, Gary, and I have 3 kids, 8 grandchildren and 1 dog. We enjoy spending time with our family, riding our Harley, watching the Packers and being outdoors. I have been in the dental field for 25 years and started with Dr. Cooke in 2007 when he opened. I specialize in insurance processing and overseeing patient accounts.
I joined the Fox River Periodontics team in February of 2012. I have worked in the business administrative side of dentistry since 1995. My experience has primarily been in general dentistry, but I am excited to expand my knowledge to include the specialty of Periodontics. I grew up in the U.P. of Michigan (proud Yooper) but have also lived “below the bridge” as well as in California and Minnesota. My husband, Ernie, and I moved to Appleton in August of 2011 from the Minneapolis area. We have one son, Alex, who resides in the Twin Cities. We also have two adorable cats, Raven and Salem. I am an avid sports fan and enjoy reading, traveling, camping and love spending time with family and friends.
I received training in Dental Assisting from FVTC in 2003, and then, returned to FVTC in 2006 to begin my education in Dental Hygiene. During school I worked at Fox River Periodontics as Dr. Cooke’s Treatment Assistant. Graduating in 2009, I went into private practice until I returned to Fox River Periodontics in 2012. I am excited to work with such caring team members and providing education and optimal health to our patients. Originally from Crandon WI, I now live in Oshkosh with my husband, Matt, and three great children, London, Estelle, and Leon. I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, music, and volunteer work. For the last few years, I have enjoyed being an Instructor at FVTC in the Dental Hygiene Department.
I joined Dr. Cooke’s team as a dental hygienist in 2017. Before receiving my dental hygiene license I was a dental assistant for over four years. My favorite part about working in the dental field is educating patients about the importance of good oral hygiene care between cleanings. My family consists of my husband Jake and our two dogs, Myla and Phoebe. Outside of work I enjoy walking the dogs, snuggling up with a good book, hunting and fishing up north, and spending time with family and friends.
I have been a dental assistant in the specialty of periodontics for the past 20+ years. I met and worked with Dr. Cooke when he came to Wisconsin and was proud to start at Fox River Periodontics with him when he opened his practice in 2007. I love to work with patient care and have been so blessed to assist and meet so many wonderful people. My family consists of my husband Jeff our four children and our wonderful grandchildren. I live my life through my faith; in my free time I love to travel with my husband on our Harley, run, read, volunteer and cook.
I have worked in general dentistry since 2005 and joined the team at Fox River Periodontics in 2017. Patient care is a passion of mine, ensuring each patients experience is as pleasant as possible. My family consists of my husband Adam and our three children. I enjoy the outdoors, watching my children’s sports, reading and time with friends and family.