I have worked for Kirby Nelson Orthodontics since 1996 — yes, more than 25 years! I supervise the schedule and staff, and I do the finances for all four of our orthodontic offices. Working in the orthodontic field is not just a job: it is a place I go to have fun. I love working with our wonderful staff and outstanding patients. Dr. Nelson is the best boss; he is friendly and caring, and I could not ask for a better person to work for. I have been married to my best friend for over 35 years, and we have two beautiful daughters and six awesome grandsons. I love to travel to warm climates, snorkel, read and make cards. Life is good, and I feel fortunate to be so blessed!
Danine – Receptionist
Even though I have only been here a short time, I feel very welcomed and supported by the great staff here at Kirby Nelson Orthodontics. My husband and I have been married for over 20 years and have two sons in college. We have lived in North Bend since 2007 and love the beauty and sense of community here. In my spare time, you might find me in the garden or in the kitchen cooking/baking. I also enjoy spending time outdoors and hanging out with friends and family.
Deb – Lab Technician/Orthodontic Assistant
Hi! I’m Deb, and I’m a lab tech/assistant here at the office. I work chairside with the doctors. I entered the dental field in 1984 and started working for Kirby Nelson Orthodontics in 2007. My favorite part of the job is meeting and talking with our patients and doing lab work. Dr. Nelson really cares about the patients and their treatment. I enjoy coming to work because of the doctors and the staff and how they make every day so much fun. I have three wonderful kids, four dogs and two cats. When I am not working, I am busy going to soccer practices and games with my daughter. My hobbies are photography and movies.
Chantal – Treatment Coordinator
Hi, I’m Chantal, and I work as a treatment coordinator at our office. I started in 2011, which is when I began working in the dental field. I love seeing all the patients and their families come into the office and experiencing their joy once they are finished with treatment. They, along with our staff, make it so much fun to be here every day. Our doctors are amazing and knowledgeable. They love what they do and pass this feeling on to everyone. My husband and I have lived in Snoqualmie Valley for over 18 years and have three great kids, a couple of dogs and some chickens. We love to go boating and camping, and we enjoy hanging out with family and friends.
Ellen – Treatment Coordinator
I have been in orthodontics since high school. I love helping our patients understand the world of orthodontics; you could say it is one of my passions in life. I have been married for 40 years and have three grown children, whom I am very proud of, and a dog named Chief. We have five grandchildren, all of whom live in Virginia. The oldest grandson just joined the Navy a few months ago. In my free time, I like to read, sew and take Chief to the dog park.
Corrine – Marketing Coordinator
Hello, I’m Corrine. I have been working as a receptionist here since 2011 and love working with our patients and feeling like I am a part of one big family! The doctors have a great sense of humor and are very generous, making everyone feel special and unique. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters. I enjoy cooking and entertaining, camping, sipping a good cup of coffee, and looking for treasures in thrift shops.
Wendy – Marketing/Media Coordinator
Hi, I’m Wendy. I started working at Kirby Nelson Orthodontics in 2008 and have worn many hats since my humble beginning, starting as a receptionist and then moving on to insurance coordinator then treatment coordinator, with a little marketing on the side. I love my family at Kirby Nelson Orthodontics so much so that when my husband’s job moved us to Hawaii, I stayed on as marketing/media coordinator. I work remotely, helping in any way I can to make Kirby Nelson Orthodontics even better. I have three married children spread across the continent and three (almost four) grandchildren whom I adore. I love snorkeling, trying new and interesting food and looking for the best in every situation.
Jen – Insurance Coordinator
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Michele – Lead Orthodontic Assistant
Hello! I’m Michele, and I am the lead orthodontic assistant. I started working at the office in 2004 and have been in the dental field since 2001. My favorite part of the job is working with our patients and seeing the awesome results of their treatment. The office is a wonderful place to work; everyone contributes to a fun and relaxed atmosphere. I am married with three beautiful children and live on a mini farm in Ravensdale. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, along with watching my children play sports.
Peggy – Orthodontic Assistant
Hi, I’m Peggy. I have worked for Kirby Nelson Orthodontics since 2007 as an assistant. I love seeing the transformation of people’s smiles, from beginning to end. Our team has created a special bond that is unique and welcoming. I am married and have two amazing daughters! I love to travel, eat good food and keep active. I also love serving people with non-profit work in West Africa.
Stacy – Orthodontic Assistant
Hi, I’m Stacy, an orthodontic assistant here at the office. I started working for Kirby Nelson Orthodontics in 2012 but have been working in the dental field since 1991. My favorite part of this job is the relationships I develop with the patients and their families over the course of their treatment. I enjoy the family atmosphere that this line of work embraces and love that our patients always leave with a beautiful smile on their faces. I appreciate the way the doctors empower us and teach us to always put the patients first. The sense of family and friendship is so strong here, which makes it easy to come to work every day. I am the mother of three amazing young men and a yellow Lab named Butters. We enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, boating and family gatherings. Helping others in need is a passion of mine, and I am involved in many outreach programs.
Leah – Orthodontic Assistant
I’m Leah. I have lived in the Valley since the third grade. Living in this small town is so wonderful; you get the sense of community. This helps when raising three kiddos. My husband and I share four kids together: two daughters, Ithaca and Emma, our son, P3 (Patrick the 3rd), and my husband’s older son, Camron, who comes to visit from time to time. If I am not running after my three littles, I can usually be found at the Snoqualmie YMCA. We also have a mini farm at home with a total of five dogs, two cats and four fish. I am secretly plotting to get a miniature horse and have a bigger dog door installed so my horse can come inside. I love my community and having a chance to make a difference in my patients’ lives. It is amazing to see my patients grow up and really transform into confident young people and to see adult patients cry because we helped change the way they feel about themselves. We really have a chance to make a difference in everyone’s life. I know it is just a smile to most people, but to some people it makes all the difference. I love what I do because of the difference I can make.
Justyne – Orthodontic Assistant
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Janene – Receptionist-Treatment Coordinator
My name is Janene. I am a newer member to the Kirby Nelson Orthodontics team; however, I have known Dr. Kirby Nelson since he first opened over 20 years ago! He treated my daughter and created her beautiful smile. I have always been very impressed with the personal manner in which he treats people and the fun atmosphere of the office. I have been in the dental field for over 35 years and specifically orthodontics for a large chunk of that. I love to spend my free time with my family and friends, playing with my grandkids, being outdoors, or having a cup of tea and playing a game. I enjoy painting, knitting, reading, snowshoeing, horseback riding and kayaking. I also love to volunteer, helping the needy by going on mission trips and helping the homeless. I am SO happy to have found my new work home, meeting new patients and parents and seeing them feel happy and confident with their new beautiful smiles. Coming to work every day is a pleasure!