Meet the Team
Christine ~ Office Manager
I have been with Columbia Orthodontics since 2009. Our team is amazing and I am thankful for them every day. My previous dental experience includes working in orthodontics at ODS. My favorite thing about our office is seeing the smiles on our satisfied patients' faces and knowing that they will tell all of their friends about their great experience!
My husband & I have been married for over 20 years and are both Vancouver natives. We have two wonderful teenaged sons. In my free time I like to hike, read, attend soccer games and spend time with friends and family. I have been an active volunteer with Washington State PTA, the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, and local sports organizations.
Velenti ~ Public Relations Coordinator
It has been my pleasure to be part of the Columbia Ortho team since 2000. I really enjoy the creative end of my job - meeting, teaching & associating with outstanding people in our dental community. I was an adult patient at our office and I am very pleased with the results of my new smile!
I started my family while attending Central Washington University where I studied business. I have 5 really great adult kids & 5 (yep, FIVE!) super-cute adventurous grandkids! (Grandkids are SO cool!) My hobbies include running, exploring, organizing anything, creating stuff & just plain being silly.
Connie ~ Treatment Coordinator
I have been in the field of orthodontics since 1975. I've always loved the science of orthodontics, that we can move teeth through solid bone to a new position for life. I enjoy the lighthearted but professional environment working with Dr. Croft & the team. As a team, we are concerned for our patients' success as they go through treatment. It's exhilarating to see our patients, some who've never smiled much, now excited to smile with new confidence.
I have 6 children, 4 of whom are now young adults. I lived in Hawaii for 15 years & love to do anything at the beach, swimming, surfing or playing in the sand. As a family we enjoy hanging out & having big barbecues with friends.
Lesli ~ Financial & Scheduling Coordinator
I enjoy the orthodontic field because it is fast-paced & always challenging. I have been a part of the team since 2006. Dr. Croft has a great sense of humor which keeps you on your toes. I love watching patients who hardly smile beam from ear to ear when the treatment is complete.
My family stretches from 5 great kids, 2 sweet granddaughters, a couple of prehistoric dogs, a lizard, a rescue bird & an occasional displaced friend. I love gardening, reading & just hanging with my family. Rare fact about me: I'm really a secret opera singer & practice daily in my studio on 4 wheels!
Celysha ~ Scheduling Coordinator
I joined the Columbia Orthodontic team in 2011, but I've been in the dental field since 2008. I am so blessed to be a part of this amazing team! The patient care in the practice is so inspiring and makes my job that much more enjoyable.
As a licensed cosmetologist, in my free time I love being creative with hair design. My outdoor hobbies include soccer and snowboarding.
Carrie ~ Insurance Coordinator
I am one of the newer members of the team starting in 2011, but I love playing my part to make your experience at Columbia Orthodontics the best it can be. Being a volunteer in the community through PTA & Girl Scouts for the last 9 years, I see a lot of familiar faces come through our doors. I am so excited to see the beautiful smiles that are result of their visit.
My husband John & I have been married & have lived in the Vancouver area for over 15 years. We have 2 awesome daughters, Sumner & Laine. I love bragging about their accomplishments in school & Girl Scouts. As a family we love going to our place at the beach, riding bikes, & our new obsession...Letter Boxing!
Jolie ~ Sterilization Technician
I recently graduated from Charter College in September of 2011. I joined the Columbia Ortho team as the sterilization tech. I really enjoy my job while learning the "in's and out's" of orthodontics. I currently am in training to become a Dental Assistant.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, traveling, watching movies and shopping with friends.
Annie ~ Orthodontic Dental Assistant
I joined the Columbia team in March of 2010 but I have been in the orthodontic field since 2004. I enjoy getting to know patients and seeing their smiling faces when their braces come off.
I have been married for 6 years to my high school sweetheart and we have two beautiful girls. In our spare time we enjoy camping, riding ATV's in the sand and riding our horse at home. We also enjoy gardening and taking care of our five acres which is a full-time job.
Danae ~ Orthodontic Dental Assistant
I've been a part of the Columbia team since April of 2009. I enjoy my position because everyone is more like family than coworkers. I knew I wanted to work in orthodontics because of the great difference it makes it people's lives and was excited when I came across the position at this practice.
When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my son, whether it be hanging out in the house or running around playing outside with our fat little pug.
Alyssa ~ Orthodontic Dental Assistant
Hi I'm Alyssa! I have been working in the field of orthodontics since 1996. I really love being a part of changing patients' smiles.
In my personal time I love to travel, run, shop. I also enjoy just hanging out with friends and my wonderful family. :)
Sarah ~ Orthodontic Dental Assistant
Hi - I'm Sarah and I have been with Columbia Orthodontics since 2011. Being an Orthodontic Assistant is a very fun and rewarding job.
I love animals and in my spare time enjoy camping and horseback riding.
Kylee ~ Scheduling Coordinator
I have recently joined the Columbia Orthodontics team in July, 2012 and have been welcomed with open arms, by both our staff and patients! I have been in the dental field for almost 4 years, and really enjoy working at the front desk. The best part of my job is seeing our patients right after they get their braces off with the huge smile on their face, and knowing we helped them accomplished the smile they have been dreaming of J
I am married to, Josh, the man of my dreams and have 2 beautiful children, Brody and Scarlett. My hobbies are indoor soccer, walks/Bike Rides with the kiddos, and hanging out with my amazing friends and family.
Jamie ~ Orthodontic Dental Assistant
Bio Coming Soon!
Courtney ~ Orthodontic Dental Assistant
Hi! My name is Courtney and I recently graduated from dental assisting school. I love coming to work everyday and being able to help people achieve and more beautiful and healthy smile.
In my free time I love to vacation, shop and spend time with my family. The time I love to spend the most though is with my two little sweet girls.
Tracey ~ Lab Technician
Bio Coming Soon!