As a Bellingham native, I love having a chance to get to know the wonderful people from our community who trust us to keep their smiles healthy. It was my pleasure to join Dr. Clough and team in 2016. I was struck by the tight-knit, family atmosphere every patient encounters when he or she walks through the door. The biggest honor for me is to be part of that family and to get to know the patients who Scott has developed relationships with throughout many years.
I am so lucky to work with the wonderful, professional, intelligent, and caring people in our office. I have a personal mantra, “What Would Scott Do?” — and try to live up to his generosity of spirit and dedication to the highest quality experience for our patients. We are all committed to excellence!
I graduated from Squalicum High School, where I was valedictorian. I did my undergrad education at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, a small liberal arts school, where I studied chemistry and graduated magna cum laude.
I went to the University of Washington School of Dentistry and graduated in 2015. I am a member of the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) dental society. I also completed an additional year of advanced general dentistry training during which I was able to emphasize my prosthodontic and surgical training at the VA Hospital in San Francisco. Since completing my training, I’ve been working with Dr. Clough and our wonderful team here in my hometown of Bellingham.
I feel like I am at the forefront of advanced general dentistry procedures, and plan on continuing to expand the services we provide right in our office. While my University of Washington training is based in traditional, evidence-based dentistry, continuing education allows me to offer the most up-to-date treatment modalities.
Beyond my advanced general dentistry training after dental school, I regularly attend University of Washington Alumni continuing education seminars, attend yearly dental conferences across the state, and am a member of two study clubs. As an Invisalign® provider and a passionate CEREC® user, I am also involved in forums and continuing education that enable us to offer as much new technology as possible.
I am married to my amazing high-school sweetheart, Rhett! We have a little rescue pit bull-mix pup named Gunther.
When I’m not working, you can probably find me running on the trails with my husband and our dog or with my nose in a book! We also love to spend time with our nephews and niece and with the rest of our family, most of whom live in Bellingham, too. Rhett and I love to spend time outdoors, especially on Guemes Island, and traveling with family and friends. We are also avid home cooks (mostly avid eaters!) and love to try out new recipes on the weekends.
Since returning to Bellingham, I have volunteered every week as a donation coordinator for Lydia Place. Our office is also honored to be able to partner with Lydia Place to provide dental care to some of their clients. I was named a Lydia Place Housing Hero in 2017 and am thrilled to be able to help in a small way the wonderful people working so hard to end homelessness in Whatcom County.
I also am the clinic dentist one day a week in the dental hygiene program at Bellingham Technical College and have participated in many volunteer activities through our local dental society. I think my role as a dentist in our community extends beyond fixing teeth and includes working for the health of families and underserved populations in our communities.