Meet The Staff

Darien

Patient Care Coordinator


Hi, my name is Darien and I am your Patient Care Coordinator at Travelle Family Dentistry. I look forward to speaking with you on the phone and meeting you in person. It is my goal to provide you with the best possible experience at our office. My career in dentistry began by obtaining a degree in dental assisting. Combined with over ten years of customer service experience, I feel comfortable in explaining the basics of dental procedures and creating a seamless transition for you between your dental providers and the front desk. In the future, I hope to pursue my dream of becoming a dentist myself!

I joined Travelle Family Dentistry in March of 2019 and have been fortunate to learn all about our talented team and their focus on providing consistent quality care for the benefit of our patients. I look forward to the relationship I will develop with you as our patient and will be there for you every step of the way.  The warm and welcoming culture of this office has made me feel at home and I know it will do the same for you!

I grew up in Eugene, Oregon and still visit my family there when I can. Outside of work I enjoy being active as well as having relaxing quality time with my husband, daughter, and dog.


Arielle

Financial Coordinator


Hi, my name is Arielle. I am your financial coordinator at Travelle Family Dentistry. I feel blessed to love what I do and feel like I have the best job in the world! I love meeting new people and look forward to introducing you to our wonderful practice. I joined the Travelle Family Dentistry Team in October of 2017 and am so grateful to work in an amazing team-oriented environment where patients are our priority. I have over 11 years of customer service experience and have worked exclusively in dentistry for the last 3 years.  As your patient care coordinator, I will strive to do my best to make every experience at our office the very best it can be. Whether it is your initial phone call, office tour, scheduling appointments or making financial arrangements, please know that I am here to help you. Our office has a fun, family centered atmosphere, and we love the community we serve! I am excited to have the opportunity to share with you how great going to the dentist can be!

I was born and raised in Seattle and love the PNW. In my spare time, I love to cook. I have a passion for good food and wine and look forward to new culinary adventures. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. 


Hayley

Registered Dental Hygienist


Hello, I am Hayley, one of the dental hygienists at Travelle Family Dentistry. I began my career as a dental assistant in 2001 and my love for dentistry has increased ever since. I decided to pursue a career in dental hygiene and graduated from the Oregon Institute of Techology in 2013. I have a real passion for dental hygiene and love helping my patients achieve optimum oral health. As your hygienist, I am committed to providing you with exceptional dental care. I strive to achieve excellence, compassion and professionalism through lifelong learning. By improving myself as a clinician and actively learning cutting-edge dental techniques, I am able to provide my patients with the best treatment options available. In this, I can be keenly observant to my patient’s needs, thus being able to educate and encourage them on their path to maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile. I am an active member of the Dental Hygiene Association and volunteer regularly. I look forward to working with you in the future!

In my spare time, I lead an active lifestyle and enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters. I love to travel and am always looking for the next adventure.


Karissa

Registered Dental Hygienist


Welcome to Travelle Family Dentistry! My name is Karissa and I am excited to be your dental hygienist. I am looking forward to getting to know you while providing you with exceptional and compassionate dental care!  My passion for dentistry began eleven years ago as a certified dental assistant. Having a desire to advance my knowledge and skills, I decided to further my education and graduated with honors from Pima Medical Institute’s dental hygiene program in May of 2019. Patient centered care and making you feel at ease is my goal during your appointment. I truly have your needs in mind and I am eager to share my passion for dentistry with you. I look forward to making you feel at home in our wonderful practice! 

I grew up in Renton and have been married since 2012 to my husband, Travis who is an Electrical Lineman. In my free time I love to garden and can always be found finding new flowers for my house. Travis and I also enjoy hanging out with our large family and spoiling our dog, Benji, who we adopted in 2016. 


Kerri

Registered Dental Assistant


Hi, my name is Kerri, and I am one of the assistants at Travelle Family Dentistry. I bring to you almost 37 years of experience as an expanded duties dental assistant. I provide the dedicated expertise and sincere compassion you deserve, and will help make your dental experience a successful one. I am very excited to share with you all the new advances in dentistry present in our office. The technology that we have today has really improved the dental care you receive. We have ways of diagnosing and treating people that were virtually unthinkable in the 80s and 90s. Whether you are having treatment completed or are calling with a question or concern, I will do my very best to put you at ease. I view you as part of my dental family and will always do my best to make you feel that way!

Outside the office I enjoy maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. You may see me at the gym, on a walk or even in hot yoga! I love living in the Pacific Northwest.  I look forward to seeing you soon.


Jessica

Registered Dental Assistant


Hello, my name is Jessica and I am one of your dental assistants at Travelle Family Dentistry. My career in Dentistry began nearly 20 years ago and I still absolutely love what I do. With the ever-changing technology and advances in dentistry, I always feel there is more to learn.  My passion for patient care and utilizing the latest technologies has kept me in a state of constant and never-ending improvement!  I believe patient care is a special talent and I make it my mission every day to ensure my patients as comfortable as possible. I love all the ways that I can help someone smile. Our team strives to provide an exceptional and compassionate experience for every patient and I look forward to seeing your beautiful and healthy smile.

 

I am a Seattle native and live in Burien with my loving husband and son. My son enjoys drama and music. As a family, we enjoy camping, road trips and spending time with our friends and loved ones. My husband and his family owned a Mediterranean restaurant for 30 years and my mother was both a chef and a pastry chef. We love to cook and I am always bringing in something tasty for my co-workers to try! 


Bonnie

Registered Dental Assistant


Hello! I'm Bonnie, one of the three dental assistants here at Travelle Family Dentistry. I can't wait to meet you and your family as we take care of all of your dental needs! I have been a dental assistant now for 13 years and am so happy that I chose a career in the dental industry. Dental assisting allows me to be chairside for patients that may need encouragement, an ear to listen, and to offer dental education in a field that is always evolving. At our office we believe in the motto: “constant and never-ending improvement". This means we strive to be our best for you and your family through continuing education, at home online classes, and learning from others here at the office. We are a great team that puts your comfort first and we encourage you to ask all the questions you need to feel comfortable. You may hear laugher ringing out throughout the day as some of our patients and staff love to share a good story or joke. 

I grew up in Normandy Park and I am very excited to get to work with the community that I cherish. After college, I met and married my husband while living in West Seattle. In 2016, we purchased a home in Des Moines. We share this space with our two wonderful dogs that we adore and spoil!  On our weekends you can find us doing home and yard improvement projects, enjoying the waterfront, hiking and trying local cuisine. Be sure to let me know if you have any great recommendations! 

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