Meet the Johns Family Dentistry Staff
Carrie joined our team in December 2002. A native of Puyallup, Carrie graduated from Puyallup High School before studying at Pierce College and Western Washington University. The staff of JFD is like a second family to Carrie and she enjoys the many close friendships she has developed with our patients. Carrie’s role as office manager keeps the administration side of the office running smoothly, but her caring disposition gives her the ability to fill the role as patient liaison. Her job is to serve and assist our patients. Carrie shares her home with her partner Mike and their beloved long-haired dachshunds Fred, Ethyl and Lucy. She is a sports and music enthusiast.
Originally from the great state of Texas, she moved to Washington with her family in 2004, when they became stationed at McChord Air Force base. She has two beautiful children whom she adores. Melissa and her long time boyfriend Richard are the parents of three dachshunds. They love spending quality time together. She graduated from dental assisting school in 2005. She has enjoyed working and helping patients more in an administrative capacity and excels at making patients feel comfortable. Melissa has worked in all aspects of the dental office and is here to help you with scheduling, answer any questions you may have, assist with dental insurance, and loves to make you feel part of our dental family. When she is not in the office she is busy with numerous activities. She is such a joy to have in our office.
Scheduling Coordinator (coming soon!)
expanded function dental auxiliary
Kea was raised on a dairy farm in Enumclaw, WA. After graduating, she attended dental assisting school and worked for a family dentist in her hometown for 15 years. Deciding to further her education, she went on and attended EFDA school at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia. Kea is a highly trained dental assistant that by law is licensed to place fillings and take final impressions. This is a huge asset to our practice and free’s up Dr. Johns’ time. In her spare time, Kea and her husband Nic love to spend time with their two boys. They love the outdoors, rooting for Seattle sport teams and spending quality time at their happy place, their vacation home in Sunland. Fun fact, Kea and our office manager Carrie are cousins.
Courtney was raised in Puyallup and is a graduate from Rogers High School. Courtney was an actual patient of Johns Family Dentistry and had asked to complete her externship in our practice. Courtney showed so much enthusiasm and ambition, it was a no brainer to hire her as a full time employee. Courtney thrives in a surgery! You will find her chair side with Dr Johns for all of his surgical cases. Courtney shares her home with her boyfriend and their fur child, Ranger. In her free time, she loves bass fishing and can be found out on the lakes.
Shelby was raised in Graham and graduated from Bethel High School. While attending Charter College for dental assisting, Shelby completed her externship at our practice. We loved her so much and see so much potential in her, she is our newest member of our assisting team. Shelby is excellent at organization and keeps our sterilization running at full steam, while treating patients. Shelby and her longtime boyfriend are building their first home together in Eatonville. During her off time, Shelby loves spending time with family and friends and you can often find her fishing or camping.
Restorative Dental Hygienist
Nicole joined our team in 2010 after graduating Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Washington University. Her education from the EWU Dental Hygiene program prepared Nicole to be a well-rounded hygienist. She is grateful to work with such a wonderful team, as well as getting to know our amazing patients. Nicole, her husband Dustin, love spending all their free time with their two children, Landon and Presley. In Nicole’s free time, she enjoys crafting, working out, hiking, spending time with family and friends and rooting for our Seattle Seahawks and Mariners.
registered Dental hygienist
Jillian has a passion for educating and helping others improve their oral health. She has been working in the dental field since she was 16 years old. Jillian began her dental career as a sterilization technician, then a dental assistant. She also worked at the front desk for 8 years before going to dental hygiene school. Jillian graduated in 2017 from Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Washington. She graduated with honors and received her AAS and dental hygiene license.
During work, Jillian loves getting to know her patients and she enjoys making patients feel comfortable by decreasing their anxiety. She enjoys having a job where she can help patients improve their oral and overall health by cleaning their teeth. Patients say that Jillian is gentle and personable with her care and she is always striving to provide her patients with the best care possible. If you hear laughing in the office, it is typically coming from Jillian’s side of the office.
Jillian and her significant other have a son, two dogs and a cat, that keeps her home very busy. She loves spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors.
registered Dental hygienist
Originally Erika is from University Place, WA, where she attended Curtis High School. Erika started her dental career 18 years ago as a sterilization assistant and then completing school for dental hygiene at Seattle Central Community College. Erika prides herself on her commitment to treating patients along with obtaining long lasting relationships. In her free time Erika has two girls who keep her very busy, with a host of extracurricular activities.