Meet the Team

Marissa-Treatment Coordinator:

I was born in Show Low, Arizona; however I was adopted and raised in a small town in Arkansas, with a population of 3,600. While attending the University of Fort Smith Arkansas, myself along with my 3 children (Angelina, Arabella and Asher) moved to Arizona. I wanted them to experience more than a rural town had to offer. I absolutely LOVE Chandler and am so happy to call this little cactus state our home!

As a mother of 3, I wouldn’t necessarily say I have “free time.” HAHA! I’m just kidding! I have an amazing sitter come once a week, so I can get out and hike in the early AM with my boyfriend, Lucas. Being able to see the sunrise and reflect on all of God’s creations and how blessed I am in this life is one of my favorite downtimes! Other than that we enjoy taking the kids camping up north, swimming or visiting our favorite park at Veterans Oasis!

Being a part of Young Orthodontics has honestly been one of the best experiences! I have learned so much in my time being here from Dr. Young. I had originally started at the front desk and had been given the opportunity as the Treatment Coordinator! I have so much respect for Dr. Young while listening to her in exams and how thorough she is in her consultations.You will not be disappointed!!! Our office is fun, loving and we’ll make you feel like family! I look forward to getting to know you at your exam! We will have many laughs! I’ll see you soon!

Jenny-Scheduling Coordinator:

I am originally from a small town in Salem, Utah. My husband and I moved to Arizona in December of 2000 for his job as a Lineman with SRP and we have not looked back since. I have been married for 18 years and we have a 13-year-old son, Keaton. We have 2 rescue dogs Pogo Kenya and Friday Fried Chicken. In my free time I enjoy going with my friends on backpacking trips; I have hiked Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon and hiked Havasupai Falls twice.  Spending time with my family is my favorite thing EVER! We enjoy going on trips and riding our Razor in the desert.

I am the friendly face at the front desk that answers the phones and schedules your appointments. I believe we have some of the best staff and patients out there and I cannot wait to meet you!

Marne-Financial Coordinator:

I was born and raised in the Mile High city of Denver, Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in Business, Management. After several years in the banking and consumer lending industry, I was ready for a change. I moved to Tempe with Graduate School plans in mind, but three amazing kids later, found myself as a busy “stay at home” mom, volunteering in my kid’s classrooms and teaching Art Masterpiece.

I also spent quite a bit of time at Young Orthodontics with the kids and myself in treatment. The office always seemed like such a fun, family oriented environment with an amazing staff that truly cared about their patients. Fast forward, I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Young team and have the opportunity to see the familiar faces of my kid’s friends and families during their appointments.

In my free time, I love to work out, spend time with friends and I cherish every moment I have with my amazing kids!

Wendy-Marketing Director:

I’m thrilled to be a part of the Young Orthodontics team. I am responsible for building brand awareness, building relationships with patients and dental professionals within the community.

I’ve been married to my husband for over 22 years and we have two kids. My son graduated from Hamilton High School and is attending ASU and my daughter is a student at Arizona College Preparatory. We bought our first home in Chandler over 20 years ago and I love being a part of this amazing community. In my spare time, I enjoy being with friends and family and spending as much time as I can near the ocean.

My kids have been patients of Young Orthodontics since 2009 and I have witnessed first-hand the quality of the work by Dr. Young and the exceptionalism of the team in the office.

Suzanne-Orthodontic Assistant:

I was born in Michigan, but was raised in sunny and warm Gilbert, AZ (thankfully, not a fan of snow). I graduated from Highland High School in ’07, attended Utah Valley University and Advantage Dental Assisting School.

I currently fill my free time with family, friends, and Netflix. I love my three brothers, my dog Jagger, skydiving, roller coasters, traveling, singing, music, movies and teeth. I first fell in love with ortho as a 12 year old patient and now have been an orthodontic assistant for over 6 years. I love being on this journey with our patients to a more beautiful smile! I’m so excited to have joined this amazing team at Young Orthodontics!

Brooke-Orthodontic Assistant:

I was born in Orange County, California and moved to Arizona fifteen years ago. Here I am surrounded by my loving family which consists of my strong, independent, charismatic mother, my beautiful older sister, Rien, my gifted younger brother, Nathaniel, and my younger goofball of a sister, Sophia.  When I am not working I enjoy spending as much time with my family and friends as I possibly can.   Adventure is always out there whether it is camping, lake days, or spontaneous road trips.  You can always count me in!  If I’m not doing any of those things my hobbies consist of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’m a gifted napper, talker, and ice cream eater and I like to think I can rap. If you must know, at one point I was addicted to hokey pokey, but I finally turned myself around.

All jokes aside, I graduated from Campo Verde High School in 2014 and received my Dental Assisting certificate in 2015. I have since fallen in love with the field and was lucky enough to have the opportunity to join the Young Orthodontics team. I truly enjoy my position and cannot stress how wonderful our orthodontics team is. We are exactly that; a team of individuals who treats everyone, including each other, as family. We strive to be the ears that patients yearn for when they need to be heard, and the team that will help raise self- esteem with the most amazing smile we can give you.

Sally- Laboratory Technician:

I was born and raised in St Paul Park, Minnesota (Don’t Cha Know).  I have a daughter, 3 sons, and 4 grandchildren.  I got married in 2014 to my husband, Jim.  We recently became empty nesters when my youngest son graduated high school and went onto College.  So, what better place for us to move than ARIZONA!

On the weekends, my husband and I work on landscaping the backyard.  We call it “our outdoor oasis”!  We like to bike ride, long board, roller skate, bowl, play tennis, golf, make cupcakes, travel, visit Jim’s family, try new restaurants, and play with our 3 dogs (Ginger, KC, and Lola).    I really enjoy Genealogy, scrapbooking, and photography.  I have put together a scrapbook of my ancestry in pictures dating back to 1890.

I have been an orthodontic assistant for 18 years and I absolutely LOVE it!!  Seeing our patients smile from ear to ear when they get finished with treatment is my favorite part of my job, aside from meeting and getting to know them on a personal level.  I am so blessed to work with Dr. Young and her extraordinary group of women!  I could not have asked for a better place to be!

Emily-Orthodontic Assistant:

I was born in Montana but grew up in Colorado. My family is spread all over the country with my siblings in Colorado, my dad in Florida, and my mom in Washington. I always wanted to move to Arizona so in 2008 we moved here. I have an 8 year old son and we love to play in the pool and the lake in summer. I love boating and anything outdoors. I love my Colorado sports teams especially the Broncos! I enjoy attending sporting events and I try to go to as many spring training games as possible.

I graduated from Columbine High School in 2005 and started studying criminal justice in college. During college I found my true passion of dentistry. I started training in dentistry in 2007 and was a pediatric dental assistant for 12 years. I love the people and patients I work with and creating amazing smiles. I love working for Dr. Young, because I admire her passion for her job and her love for others.

Abbi-Sterilization Technician:

I was born and raised in sunny Arizona. I am getting married in October to my best friend, we have three beautiful children, one girl and two boys. I am currently finishing my prerequisites at Mesa Community College for the dental hygiene program. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and children, and I love playing with my golden retriever, Mollie! I love to see the smile on patients faces when they get their braces off and have a whole new confidence, they didn’t know what missing.