Meet the Team


We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Registered Dental Hygienist

I enjoy establishing lasting relationships with the patients I see, learning who they are beyond their dental needs. The more I know about their life and hobbies, the better I can assist them in finding the home oral hygiene practices and products that work for their needs. I provide thorough, gentle periodontal treatment, and assist in growing our periodontal care program, too.

I started working at Gundersen Dental Care back in high school, cleaning the office and helping with reception tasks, then became a dental assistant for the practice. After receiving my Bachelor’s in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Washington, I was awarded my degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist at Pierce Community College and returned to our practice.

I’m married to my best friend, Rob. We have three wonderful children: Chloe, Eli, and Ari. In my free time, which is greatly limited with three kids, I enjoy working out, traveling, camping, and hiking. I’m also passionate about spending time with my family, Bible study, and the children’s ministry at my church, REALITY of Olympia.


Registered Dental Hygienist

I spend my days working one-on-one with each patient. While I am scaling and polishing their teeth, taking digital films, and administering anesthetic, I talk with them about oral hygiene. It’s important a person understands why they need to keep their mouth healthy, and how to do so. When a patient returns for a recall visit, and I see a healthy smile, I’m thrilled.

I’ve been working as a dental hygienist since 2000, following my graduation from Oregon Health Sciences University with a BS in Dental Hygiene. It’s a joy to provide care that improve the health of our patients, and become friends with them in the process. Working in a practice where my teammates feel like family is equally wonderful.

I live in Tumwater with my husband, daughter and son, and our rescue dog. My free time is spent shuttling my children to various activities, and attempting to sneak in time to relax. I grew up in Oregon and we frequently visit family there.


Registered Dental Hygienist

As a dental hygienist, I focus on preventing disease to protect teeth, gums, and my patients’ total health. In addition to treating patients directly by providing quality services in cleaning their teeth, I perform oral healthcare assessments, oral cancer screening, and patient education on home care. I am certified in CPR/BLS training and continue to further my knowledge through yearly CE courses in order to provide patients with the utmost care. My favorite part of my job is making a difference with my patients. I love seeing them succeed by encouraging and helping them achieve their best oral health.

I graduated in 1993 from Pierce College in Lakewood Washington with an associate’s degree in applied science. In 2009, I joined the Gunderson Dental Care team with 16 years of experience in dental hygiene. I love being a part of our team. We work exceptionally well together with high respect for one another. Our team provides caring and exceptional dental care with our patients and we strive hard every day to make our patients’ dental visits with us as enjoyable as possible.

I am married to a wonderful man, have a daughter who lives in Glasgow, Scotland, and a son who is a senior at Capital High School. On my off time, when I’m not at my son’s sport events, I enjoy traveling, boating, hiking, biking, snow skiing, and staying fit by living a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating and exercise. I love spending time with family and friends. I am very blessed to have them in my life!


Certified and Registered Dental Assistant

I like getting to know each of our patients and hearing about their families and interests. I learn so much from them, and appreciate it when they choose to confide in me. My days are spent providing patient care and assisting them during their visits. I sit chairside while Dr. Gundersen performs various dental treatments, ensuring he has everything needed, At the same time, I am concentrating on our patient. I tell them what the doctor is doing, how well everything is going, and offer encouragement if needed.

I’ve been a Certified Dental Assistant since graduating from South Puget Sound Community College in 1990. Each year I take multiple continuing education courses to keep my certification current and because I enjoy learning.

I’ve been happily married for more than 20 years and have three daughters. Away from work, I love spending time with my family and friends. I’m an active volunteer and enjoy camping and bowling, too.


Accounts Manager and Front Office Manager

I enjoy our patients, and how all our team members are happy to go the extra mile to assist them: whether we’re answering questions, addressing concerns, or providing support, we’re here to help. I handle a variety of tasks that keep our office running smoothly. In addition to accounts receivable and payable, I’m also our insurance manager and referral coordinator. Additionally, I oversee scheduling and marketing.

I’ve been with Gundersen Dental Care since 2005, and have worked in the dental field for more than 15 years. Prior to working in oral healthcare, I was in the medical field, concentrating on Medical DME, Medical billing, and Medical IME. My degree was awarded at Eton College of Technology, in 1999.

My husband and I have been married for 24 years, and we have two sons. My husband is an engineer and a high school soccer coach. I’m a true soccer mom, with my life organized around watching the three men in my life play soccer. My sons are also involved in other sports. When I have the time, I enjoy being with friends, hiking, and lounging on a warm beach.



I enjoy meeting and building relationships with people, which builds trust that our office will take the best dental care we can possibly provide our patients.

I have 5 years experience in dentistry, Three of which were specializing in Endodontics.  I am very blessed to be a part of such an amazing and talented team!

I was born and raised here in beautiful Olympia.  I have been married to my husband for 7 years and have a 4 year old son who keeps us on our toes!  In my spare time I enjoy boating, riding quads and spending time with family and friends!



Gundersen Dental Care
115 Cleveland Avenue SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Phone: 360-352-2781
Fax: (360) 352-2784
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