Grand Forks Team
Welcome to Dakota Pediatric Dentistry! I am the business manager of both our Fargo and Grand Forks locations. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in communication studies. I knew I wanted a career where I could work and communicate effectively with people. What I enjoy most about working here is getting to know our patients and their families personally, and watching the children grow. In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my husband Matt, our three children Preston, Summer, and Harper, and our two English Bulldogs Heff and Violet.
Welcome! I am the office manager of our Grand Forks location. I grew up in Nashua, Minnesota, which is a small town close to Fergus Falls. I joined the military right after high school and served 10 years in the United States Armed Forces. During this time, I also earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from NDSU. I pride myself in building lasting relationships with the families in our office. I also enjoy helping parents when they have questions about their dental insurance or concerns about finances. In my spare time, I enjoy going to hockey games, being outdoors, traveling, and spending quality time with my husband Travis and our maltese Molly.
Patient Care Coordinator
Hello! I am a patient care coordinator here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I am a Carrington, North Dakota native and I earned my bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from the University of North Dakota. I also earned a Master of Science in general administration from Central Michigan University. I feel that I can provide a nurturing and positive experience for both you and your child, and this is very rewarding for me. I enjoy playing sports with my three sons, spending time with friends and family at the lake, and reading and exercising.
Patient and Hospital Care Coordinator
Hi! I am a patient care coordinator and a hospital care coordinator. I am also the team member who greets you when you come to visit us. I grew up in Oslo, Minnesota and graduated from high school in Grand Forks. I received my bachelor’s degree in recreation and tourism from the University of North Dakota. I have worked in Costa Rica and Big Sky, Montana, and these experiences were absolutely wonderful. My passion is to make you and your child comfortable by building confidence, trust, and friendships. I value quality time with my husband Zach and I love to travel, snowboard, and go to the lake.
As a dental hygienist, it is my goal to provide a comfortable and compassionate experience for your child. I grew up in Grafton, North Dakota and after high school I was educated in dental assisting. I worked as a dental assistant for 9 years and in 1999, I decided to further my education and went back to school for dental hygiene. I have been working as a dental hygienist ever since! I currently live in Grafton with my husband Chris and our daughter Claire. I have two older children, Melissa and Cory, who are living and working/going to college in Minneapolis. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending summer weekends at the lake, and going to UND hockey games with my family.
Hi! I am a dental hygienist here at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. I am originally from Fargo, North Dakota and I earned my dental hygiene degree from MState in Moorhead. As a hygienist, I enjoy being able to provide a calming and trusting environment for both you and your child. I currently live in Grand Forks with my husband Brandon and our son, Kyzen. In my free time, I enjoy attending UND hockey games, spending time with my family, and going to the lake.
Lorrie, RDA, CDA, CPFDA
As a dental assistant, I enjoy helping your child with any dental treatment by providing a caring and calming environment. I grew up in Edinburg and Adams, North Dakota on a farm. After graduating from Adams High School, I received my dental assisting education from Lakeland Medical Dental Academy in Minneapolis. I then moved to East Grand Forks and began my dental assisting career in general dentistry. However, for the last 25 years, I have enjoyed assisting in pediatric dentistry. My husband Dean and I live in Alvarado and we have three adult children, Chelsey, Emily, and Adam. We also have two grandsons, Murphy and MaCready. I love spending time with my family and playing with my grandsons. I enjoy warm vacations, movies, walking, and spin classes.
Hello! I am originally from Bemidji, Minnesota and I earned my dental assisting degree from MState in Moorhead. I have always loved children, and it's exciting for me to have the opportunity to work with them every day! I enjoy spending time with my soon-to-be husband Chase and our two dogs, Chloe and Roscoe. In my spare time, I love to spoil my puppies, read, and spend quality time with my family and friends.