Meet Our Team
The dedicated staff at Cooley Smiles assist all of our Cooley Smiles dentists 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.
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.
Colleen graduated from the Pierce College Dental Hygiene program in 1998. She loves building relationships with each patient and helping them maintain their oral health. When not at work, Colleen enjoys hiking with her bernese mountain dog and spending time with her family. Growing up, Colleen’s dad was in the military and she was born in Japan. She has also lived in Guam and California. Colleen currently lives in Kirkland with her husband and has a son in college.
Rebekah has lived in western Washington her whole life and graduated from Lake Washington Institute of Technology in 2021 with her Bachelor's of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Her goal in dentistry is to make dental visits a comfortable experience for all, along with providing outstanding care and educating patients on how to improve their oral health. When not in the office, Rebekah loves hiking, water sports, live music, traveling, and exploring new places with her family and friends.
Zosia moved to Washington from Zimbabwe in the early 2000s. Since then she has become a through and through PNW native, enjoying all the outdoor motorized and non-motorized activities our great state has to offer. Work and travel are her two greatest passions. Having worked in dentistry for over seven years, she finally joined the Cooley team in 2022!
Charel has been in the dental field since 2002. Her great experience with her childhood dental office helped her to know that she always wanted to be in the field. She was educated at Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College and received her dental hygiene degree in 2007 from Lake Washington Technical College. Charel has focused much of her career on helping patients overcome dental fears and sensitivity and wants your dental experience to be a good experience.
Outside the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, snow sports, watersports, and running.
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!
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.
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.
Julie is the COO for Cooley Smiles! Julie joined Cooley Smiles as part of our Everett front office team in 2018; she has over 15 years of dental experience split between the clinical and front office. She is also a Registered Dental Assistant, making her well versed in both clinical and administrative. She loves being a part of the Cooley Smiles team and helping oversee the Bellevue, Kenmore and Everett practice. Julie really enjoys the interactions with patients and making them feel right at home. She also enjoys helping patients navigate the complexity of their insurances, answering tough questions to ensure they feel comfortable and confident going forward with their next steps in treatment.
On her off time you will find her playing with her children, Haliey and Lucas, or enjoying a round of golf with her husband, Alex!
Amy joined the Cooley Smiles team in 2022 and is thrilled to be working in the Kenmore location. She’s a Northwest Native, Portland State Graduate, and has over 5 years of dental administrative experience in everything from scheduling appointments to navigating insurance plans. Amy currently works as our Lead Treatment Coordinator and loves helping patients navigate complex treatment plans through education and understanding.
In her free time, Amy enjoys going to the opera, bicycling around Seattle, and studying European history.
Nonna was born and raised in Ukraine, she moved to the United States in 1996, and resided in WA state ever since.
She started administrative work back in 2010, then transitioned to the dental field in 2018. Her strong passion is to provide exceptional customer service and make patients’ day brighter.
Outside of work she enjoys the outdoors, hiking, biking, loves traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Alyssa is our Patient Care Coordinator and one of the first faces you’ll see as you enter our office!
She has worked in customer service for over 12+ years and strives to make the patient experience as pleasant as possible. Alyssa is warm and inviting and will make you feel at ease before you even go back to the chair.
Alyssa is a NW native and lives in Everett with her husband and daughter. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family whether it’s hiking, exploring, or just enjoying the great Pacific NW weather!
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!