Meet Our Team
The dedicated staff at Cooley Smiles assist Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley in delivering exceptional care to our patients. We invite you to get to know your dental team!
Dental Hygiene Team
Our hygiene team works with each patient to provide not only the best in professional cleanings and gum restoration, but individualized education regarding your oral health.
Katherine grew up in Edmonds, Washington and pursued Dental Hygiene at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, graduating in 2015. Katherine loves to share her knowledge and passion for dental hygiene by providing quality and personalized care to each patient while promoting optimal oral health.
When she is not working, she loves traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband and Dachshund named Wilson.
Karen graduated from the Mt. Hood Community College dental hygiene program in 2006. She is a native Oregonian who relocated to Kirkland, Washington. Karen enjoys helping her patients manage and control gum disease through education and awareness and is a strong advocate for increasing access to quality oral health care in the community. She also volunteers for the ODA’s Annual Mission of Mercy outreach event providing free dental care to the public. Karen is kind, gentle, thorough, and loves working as a hygienist. Her hobbies outside of work include travel, cooking and small projects around the house.
Laura was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She moved to Washington in 2004 and graduated from Clark College Dental Hygiene program in 2010 and has enjoyed working in the field ever since. Outside the office, she loves to spend time with her husband and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys riding horses, competing in carriage driving, gardening, and hiking!
Marija’s love for dentistry started as a young girl in Serbia watching her dad work as a dentist. She started her career as a dental assistant and receptionist in 2008, and expanded into her hygiene role upon graduating from PIMA in 2015. She loves educating patients on their oral health and making patients feel relaxed in the dental chair. Outside of her work, Marija enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, traveling, and being creative in the kitchen.
Dental Assisting Team
Our dental assistants are truly the doctor's extra hands. With a dedication to comfortable, efficient, and professional care, our dental assisting team works alongside the doctor to deliver quality dental treatment in a caring environment.
Miranda is from Stanwood, a small town in Washington. She has been assisting since 2014. Miranda takes pride in making dental visits a positive experience and loves being able to help create beautiful smiles! Miranda enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and Fiancé. She also loves spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, and spending time in the sunshine!
Hi my name is Katie M. I grew up in the Seattle area and been a dental assistant since 2015. I have always been passionate about teeth and helping others create a beautiful smile.
When not working I enjoy being a mother and wife, we love spending time together being outdoors and traveling.
Gabriela has been working for Cooley Smiles as a dental assistant since 2020 and in the dental field since the 1990’s. Her number one priority is helping patients feel comfortable and at ease while making sure every dental procedure is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. She absolutely loves what she does! She enjoys doing Spartan races, working out, spending time with her family, friends, and grandchildren.
Karla was born in Mexico. She lived in Texas for a couple of years and moved to Washington when she was 16 years old. She graduated from school as Dental Assistant in 2018. She loves helping patients achieve their dental needs. She also enjoys building relationships with patients and being a part of their overall care. In her free time, Karla loves spending time with her friends and family, and traveling at least twice a year.
Trisha was born and raised in sunny, Northern California. She then moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in 2004. She has been a dental assistant since 2005. Knowing quite well the stigma that has been placed on the dental office. Her passion has always been to create a great experience in the dental chair while giving the best quality and personalized care possible. Trisha loves traveling and spending time with her 4 daughters.
The administrative team at Cooley Smiles assists our patients in scheduling appointments, answering treatment questions, and helping you understand your dental benefits and financial responsibilities. Our team helps ensure that the practice runs smoothly, and that we remain on the cutting edge of best practices in dental management.
Whitney is a Scheduling Coordinator in our Kenmore office. She has been with Cooley Smiles for two years. She started working in the dental field in 2010 and absolutely loves helping to create confident, beautiful smiles.
She is a mother to a beautiful little one year old girl, named Blakely Ann. Aside from raising her, Whitney enjoys anything that involves the outdoors. You can always find her hiking, kayaking, or just enjoying a casual stroll with her daughter.
She looks forward to meeting and working with you!
Andrea transitioned from medical billing to dental billing in 2020 and is one of the first faces you will see at the office. When not at work, you can find her attending her son’s sporting events on and off field. She takes delight in traveling, golfing, watching Seahawks games and cooking for friends and family!
Vivien is our financial coordinator for the Kenmore location! She has over 14 years of dental experience split between the clinical and front office. She loves working with the patients, helping them navigate and learn about their dental insurance. When not in the office, you will find her and her significant other exploring local music festivals, cooking and tending to their beautiful garden.
We can't wait to meet you, and show you how much our dental team loves caring for our patient community. Please contact us today to schedule your next appointment with our Cooley Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team!