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!
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.
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.
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 our Patient Coordinator and has been with Cooley Smiles for 6+ years. She has gained over ten years of experience in the dental field by starting her career as a Dental Assistant and then expanding into her current Administrative role. Whitney is one of the first bright faces you will see when you enter our office! She enjoys creating a pleasant and comfortable experience for every one of our patients from start to finish.
Outside of the office, Whitney is the mother of a beautiful little girl and enjoys anything involving activities with her loved ones.
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 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.
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.
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!