I grew up in Chandler, Arizona but am currently living in Gilbert with my husband Ryan and my beautiful fur-baby, Bella. My happiest moments are spent outdoors with my friends and family (Bella included). My passions are running, mountain biking, doing yoga, meditating, and travelling. My favorite place to travel to is Santa Barbara, California but the most amazing trip to date was when my husband and I were lucky enough to say our vows in Capri, Italy. This year we both completed our first marathons and have goals of completing many more and hopefully one day an Ironman!
I was an adult patient before I was an employee and braces changed my life! It is amazing to experience personally, and through others, the joy that a beautiful smile brings! I have been so blessed to be with this practice since 2012. I started as an assistant, and then worked the front office, and now I feel so grateful to be the Treatment Coordinator. I absolutely love building relationships with our patients and am thrilled to get to be a part of our patient’s orthodontic journeys.
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!
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.
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!
My name is Mina, I was born and raised in Wisconsin. I moved to Arizona in 2015 and I love it here! I have 2 kids, a daughter Marcy, and a son Lucas. In my free time I spend most of my time with my family and our dog, Chuy. Also, I like to go to the gym.
I have been working in Orthodontics since 2017. I chose this profession because I like interacting with other individuals and putting a beautiful smile on their face, literally!
Sally- Orthodontic Assistant:
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.
Heather-Scheduling Coordinator/Sterilization Tech:
Hi I’m Heather! I was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. I’m currently a student at Chandler Gilbert Community College doing my prerequisites to apply for respiratory therapy school. My goal is to help improve the lives of others. I’m definitely an outdoorsy, Jeep lovin’ kind of girl and seek adventure whenever I can! I also enjoy cooking, reading health blogs, and working out!
I always try to surround myself with kind & positive people, which is why I am so grateful I get to be a part of Young Orthodontics where the environment is full of good vibes!
Brooke-Scheduling Coordinator/Sterilization Tech:
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.
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. This big ol’ city of Chandler has definitely gown on me! I was amazed to see that rush hour actually involves cars instead of a tractor on a two lane road!
I have 3 beautiful children… Angelina, Arabella, and Asher. We absolutely love exploring the outdoors, and spending the day at the lake is probably one of the main highlights of our weekend to beat the summer heat! If we are not at the lake , you can typically find us raving over picnics at the park! I have made this little cactus state my home and I absolutely LOVE it!
Being a part of Young Orthodontics has been amazing and I truly love all of our staff here in the office. We can thoroughly be ourselves and I believe that sets a great environment for our patients during their visits! Come on in and you’ll find me at the front desk waiting to greet you with a smile, answer any questions you may have and make your experience a memorable one! See you soon… I look forward to talking ice cream with you at your next visit!
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!