Debbie -Business Manager
Debbie grew up in western Washington, graduating from Elma High School. Married to her high school sweetheart since 1978, Debbie and Dale raised two grown sons who live in the area. Widowed in 2016, Debbie’s hobbies include listening to music, reading and quilting. Debbie earned her Fellowing in the American Academy of Dental Office Managers and has been with the practice since 1994. Having semi-retired in 2017, you can find Debbie at Small to Tall twice a week.
Kara – Accounts Manager
A huge Seattle Seahawks fan, Kara also enjoys watching her kids – Kaelyn, Natalie and Tyler – play football and soccer. When not cheering for her favorite team, Kara also bakes fun cakes. A graduate of South Bend High School and Clover Park Technical College, Kara has been with the practice since 2000, spending seven years as a dental assistant before moving into the financial coordinator role. “It warms my heart to have a patient, who was initially nervous about treatment, stop back in my office with a big smile to tell me how well the appointment went,” describes Kara.
Dezaray – Administrative Coordinator
Dezaray is a busy mom to four kids – Chazen, Kaylee Jo, Dalyne and Reanna – with her husband, Andy. With the practice since 2004, Dezaray has worked as both a dental assistant and at the front desk. A Montesano High School and South Puget Sound Community College graduate, Dezaray enjoys the enthusiasm of kids and the variety it brings to her day. When not at work, Dezaray loves watching her children play sports and spending time with her friends and family.
Amanda enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest and traveling. A graduate of Concorde Career Institute in Portland, Amanda says “working with kids puts a smile on my face and makes every day fun.” Amanda is married to Tahyn and is raising their kids, Cooper and Madilyn. She is originally from Tenino.
Hailey- Financial Coordinator
Born and raised in Tumwater, Hailey graduated from Black Hills High School before moving to Montana and then Ellensburg to graduate with a bachelors in history. Joining the office in May 2021, Hailey has a long list of hobbies including riding horses, training dogs, baking and gardening. You may find her watching Lord of the Rings or reading Jane Austin or any book related to hobby farming. Hailey takes her dog Mack on many adventures in the Pacific Northwest. “Kids brighten my day with their stories,” says Hailey. ” I enjoy seeing them learn about teeth.” Fun fact-Hailey is a previous Small to Tall patient.
Neylet -Scheduling Coordinator
A Rochester native, Neylet joined Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry in 2021. Neylet is raising three kids- two boys and a girl- and says being with family is her favorite way to spend time outside work. Talk to Neylet about her favorite movie, Selena.
Tiffany -Lead Dental Assistant
Tiffany grew up in Packwood, graduated from White Pass High School and attended Clover Park Technical College. Tiffany and her husband, Josh, have two sons, Braden and Austin. Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She likes working with kids because they tell funny stories and she values getting to see them grow up in the practice. She especially enjoys treating children with special needs.
Megan – Dental Assistant
Megan and her husband, Matt, have two sons, Tanner and William . The family also has a miniature schnauzer named Mac. Megan graduated from Olympia High School before attending South Puget Sound Community College. She enjoys dancing, skiing riding dirt bikes, baseball and reading. She says that working with kids is very rewarding. “I love teaching and creating positive experience. There’s never a dull moment.”
Taryn- Dental Assistant
A graduate of Elma High School and South Puget Sound Community College, Taryn joined the Small to Tall team in 2017. Taryn finds working with kids to be exciting and interesting. “It’s rewarding to make a positive impact in their lives,” she said. Taryn and her boyfriend Garrett have a dog named Oscar . When not at work, you can find Taryn bowling, hiking, kayaking or spending the weekend at the race track.
Olga -Registered Dental Hygienist
Olga and husband, Noah, are raising five children on a hobby farm with goats, sheep, chickens, cats, dogs, and even a turtle. She moved a lot as a kid with a parent in the military and ultimately graduated Yelm High School. Olga earned her hygiene degree at Pierce College and joined the Small to Tall team in April 2021. ” I love working with kids because everyday is an adventure. I love the way they view the world,” she said.
Taylor – Dental Assistant
Born and raised in Olympia, Taylor graduated from Black Hills High School and South Puget Sound Community College. Taylor was even a previous patient, as a child. “Kids make my day brighter,” says Taylor who grew up in an in-home childcare with 12 kids. Taylor and her boyfriend, Chris, have one dog, Wrigley.
Shelby – Dental Assistant
Shelby started at Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry in July 2020, but her connection to the team goes back to Girl Scout Camp. “Dr. Craig and I went to the same camp growing up. She was a counselor and I was a camper,” she said. Shelby grew up in Tumwater and graduated from Clover Park Technical College. She has positive memories as a child going to the dentist and strives to give the kids the same great experience. Shelby and her husband, James, have one dog named Ollie. Talk to Shelby about skiing, hiking and camping.
Brittani – Dental Assistant
A fan of “all things Disney”, Brittani grew up in Tacoma and attended Franklin Pierce High School before graduating from Clover Park Technical College. When not helping kids have a positive experience at the dentist, Brittani enjoys going to the lake and hiking.
Caleigh grew up in Roy and graduated from Rainier High School before attending Clover Park Technical College. Caleigh joined Small to Tall in June 2020 and enjoys the funny stories that come with working with kids. Caleigh and her long-term boyfriend, Alex, have a fluffy orange cat named Louie. If you are a Legally Blonde fan, share some good movie quotes with Caleigh who also loves the movie.
Alycia – Dental Assistant
Alycia loves being on her boat during the summer. “If it could be summer all year, I would be perfectly fine,” says the graduate of Washington State University (Go Cougs!). Alycia is also a graduate of West Coast College of Dental Assisting and loves when kids are excited for a dental visit. Alycia lives with her two black labs, Lincoln and Karona.
Morgan- Dental Assistant
After completing school at Centralia College and Clover Park Technical College, Morgan came to work with the Small to Tall team in August 2018. A native of Rainier, Morgan has a shih tzu dog named Axel. Morgan enjoys hiking and traveling anywhere warm and sunny. She’s also found of cooking and baking. Her favorite movie is Sweet Home Alabama.
Mandy – Registered Dental Assistant
Mandy joined Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry as a Dental Assistant because she loves helping kids be brave at the dentist. Mandy’s best traits are that she’s caring and friendly which makes her fit right in at Small to Tall. “I like educating parents to help them keep their children’s teeth healthy,” she says. When not at work, you can find Mandy hiking and exploring new places. Ask Mandy about her favorite gardening tips.
Alyssa joined the practice in 2017 after graduating from Eastern Washington University with a bachelors of science in dental hygiene. She grew up on Lake Cushman, attending Shelton High School. She learned to love dentistry as a pediatric dental patient. Alyssa enjoys to crochet as well complete other crafts. Ask Alyssa about her adopted cross-eyed chocolate lab named Tulip. She loves to go on hikes with her dog.