Meet Our Team
Krista H. - Office Administrator
I have been working at My Kids Dentist since January 2011. Prior to joining My Kids Dentist I worked as the office manager for a medical office in California for eleven years, and have worked in the medical field for over 20 years. My husband and I have two beautiful children and enjoy watching them participate in many sports: soccer, baseball, swimming, and basketball. We love spending time together as a family, especially camping, traveling, and watching our kids compete!
Matt - Lead/External Marketing
I am a true "Prescottonian!” I was born and raised in Prescott, attended Miller Valley and Taylor Hicks Elementary, was the first class at Granite Mountain and Graduated from Prescott High School. I then graduated from Brigham Young University with a BFA in Interior Design, and returned to Prescott to raise my family. I worked for 20 years as part owner of our 60 year old family business, Marler's Furniture. In March of 2016, after working with Dr. Raber for several years, I was delighted to be asked to join the MKD family when the two doctors merged. I have five kids and a wonderful wife, and love to spend time with them.
Melissa - Lead/Internal Marketing
I have been a member of the MKD team since February 2015. Dr. Brown is a fabulous dentist and I really enjoy working with him and the other team members. I have lived in Prescott with my husband, Karl, since 1996. We have two children, Emma and Jensen. We like to travel, play games, watch movies, hike, and eat good food!
Keri - Front Office
Hello, I have worked in the dental field in both the front and back office. I have been with Dr. Brown since August, 2011. I moved here to Prescott from Las Vegas two years ago with my husband Bryce, and our children; Chase, Ryann, Brenna, and Connor, who are all teenagers. I absolutely love it here in Prescott! I love children, riding horses, watching my children do sports and activities, spending time with my husband and family, and going to the beach!
Jen - Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Brown
I have been with My Kids Dentist since February 2015. I have been in the dental industry since 2005. My family moved here from the Phoenix area. My husband and I have three energetic, active and busy boys. We enjoy spending time as a family, watching siblings in their activities, watching movies, being outdoors and serving others.
Gina- Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Raber
Hi! My name is Gina. I am a new to MKD since August 2017. I absolutely love working with kids! We moved from Phoenix to Chino Valley 13 years ago and cannot imagine living anywhere else. My husband Jeff and I have 4 children, 4 dogs, and a grand baby on the way! Our favorite thing to do is spend time as a family, playing games, camping, hiking, and going to the beach!
Kristy - Front Office
I joined MKD in 2016. I have lived in the Prescott Area since 1986. I am originally from Southern California, I have 2 beautiful daughters and 4 grandchildren (2 girls and 2 boys). I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband, family and friends. I LOVE yoga, traveling, being adventurous, the ocean, and working at My Kid's Dentist!
Krista P - Front Office
I'm new to the Dental field and am loving it .With so many Krista's in the office they have nicknamed me "KIPPY." I get to learn while working with such a great team. I moved here with my family in 2002, my husband and I have six kids. When I am not at work I'm running around with my kiddos. I enjoy being outdoors going to the occasional car show and spending time with the my family.
Sharon - Front Office
Hi, my name is Sharon! I have been a part of My Kids Dentist since Spring 2017 and enjoy working with this team. I have been in the dental field for 7 years and absolutely love it. I have lived in Prescott for 14 years and happy to call it my home. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my 5 beautiful children, hiking and playing volleyball.
Katelyn - Call Center Operator
Hello my name is Katelyn or “Katie” for short. I moved here from Missouri in November 2015. While living in Missouri, I worked in three different call centers which added to my call center experience. I originally grew up in California where I received my A.A.S. in Business Administration. I began working with My Kids Dentist in April of 2016. When I’m not at work, I am usually at home playing with my dog, Jack. I also enjoy drawing, learning about sharks, and watching scary movies.
Hannah - Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi! My name is Hannah Young (Peterson); I am one of the My Kids' Dentist hygienist. If I am not working, you will usually find me outdoors with my family. I love hiking, hunting, paddle boarding, an adventuring outside! I have worked in the dental field for 20 years. I have worked with Dr. Brown as a hygienist here at My Kids' Dentist for over 8 years and love working with the staff and children here! My interest and education in the dental field started in high school when I decided to challenge myself into facing a childhood fear of the dentist and work at a local pediatric/special needs dental office. I enjoy helping children have the best dental experience possible as well as providing oral health education for parents and patients. I look forward to meeting your family and providing a wonderful dental experience!!
Maggie - Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi! My name is Maggie! I am one of the Dental Hygienist here at My Kids' Dentist. As a newer member to the team I have truly loved and appreciated the tender care and extra patience we offer to all of the children that come to see us. I absolutely love what I do and love working with children. I enjoy seeing the great experience children can have when coming to the dentist. I have been a dental hygienist for 5 years, but worked in the dental field for a total of 12 years. I always knew I wanted to work in the health care field. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and love being active. Being healthy is very important to me! I love running, riding my bicycle and recently, kayaking. I look forward to meeting your family!
Nicole - Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi! I am a native of Arizona, born and raised on the Colorado River. My family and I relocated to Prescott area in July of 2014. I have been in the medical and dental fields since the late 1990s, working in various positions prior to discovering my true passion for dental hygiene. I am an excellent communicator and consider myself a very compassionate, yet comprehensive healthcare provider.
Penny- Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi, I'm Penny and I have been lucky enough to grow up in Prescott. I've been a dental hygienist since 2008. People and teeth are two of my favorite things, so I can't imagine doing anything else. I love working with kids and giving them positive dental experiences. My family and I enjoy anything that has to do with the outdoors, and Arizona is a great place for us to do that.
Laurie - Registered Dental Hygienist
I am mostly the school visiting Dental Hygienist, but you might see me in the office when Hannah is away. I came to Prescott 10 years ago to be closer to my husband's family, after living and practicing dental hygiene in New Orleans, Louisiana. I have been a Hygienist for over 25 years. My husband and I have 3 sons: 21, 18 and 12. We are very involved in their schools, sports, theater and Scouting activities. Otherwise, I love to cook, read, and make it to the Y as often as I can. (not often enough!) We have a dog: Pepper, 2 cats: Felix and Raz, and 16 chickens. I joined My Kids Dentist in September, 2011 because I was excited to work in the school setting. One of my favorite things about working in this office is that I always see someone I or my kid's know! I have renewed my heart for this profession with the challenges and change of a pedodontic practice. My pledge to you is to treat your children as if they were my own. And I thank you for that privilege.
Becky - Dental Assistant
Hi, I’m Becky. I have worked in the dental field since 1994, and started working with Dr. Ryan Brown in 2007. I truly enjoy working with kids and what I do as an assistant. I started working in the dental field in California, but now Prescott is my home. I have a handsome son named Tristan. My passion outside of work is volunteering with rescue animals, car shows, and family time at the river. I will always treat your kids with care, and hope to make each visit for them a good one.
Devon - Dental Assistant
Hi my name is Devon. I have worked for My Kids Dentist since April 2016. Before working as a dental assistant I worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant/ Caregiver for 15 years. I was born and raised in Prescott, AZ. I am happily married and we have three wonderful children. In my free time I enjoy creative cooking, working out and spending time outdoors with family.
Josie- Dental Assistant
My name is Josie N. Gasho, I am a certified Dental Assistant, and I love working for My Kid's Dentist! I started my dental career January 2013 and love working with kids! I have lived in Prescott for most of my life, graduated from Prescott High school and am currently finishing my degree at Yavapai College. I am newly and happily married to my sweetheart Jack. Most of my free time is spent with family, working out, playing sports, and anything active. I am a volunteer coach at the YMCA and for the AYSO league here in town.
I'm looking forward to meeting you and your family here at the best dentistry ever, My Kid's Dentist!
Mimi- Dental Assistant
Hi, I love working with kids. I went to dental assisting school in 2010 and started working for Dr. Raber in 2012. I am excited to be working with two great doctors now at My Kids Dentist. I enjoy working with them and my other team members. I strive to make all kids visit to the dentist office enjoyable. When I am not busy working, I love spending time with my family, hiking, watching movies and traveling.
Karina- Dental Assistant
Hello, my name is Karina! I have been a dental assistant since April 2016. I graduated from Chino Valley High School where I met my wonderful husband, Jamie. We do not have any kids yet but maybe sometime in the future. I love being outdoors, spending time with family and playing with my dogs. I'm looking forward to meeting you and your family here at My Kids Dentist!
Beth - Dental Assistant
Hi, I’m Beth. I have been working in pediatric dentistry since the summer of 2016. I have moved from Mesa to Prescott at the end of the summer of 2017 with my boyfriend(James), who is a student and Wrestler at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. I am a Dog Handler, a Disney addict/Disney’s lost Princess and a crazy wrestling fan
Jacie - Dental Assistant
Hi there, I'm Jacie. I have been a part of pediatric dentistry since 2013 and believe that it is definitely a great place to be. I am an AZ native but new to the Prescott area. In my spare time you can catch me on the lake soaking up the rays or spending time with my family. I'm very excited to be apart of the MKD Team!
Jessie - Dental Assistant
Hi! My name is Jessie! I’ve been working with MKD since 2017. I love interacting with kids and making their dental visit the best. I’m a momma of a beautiful girl named Kadince Adilene. I enjoy spending the weekends with my small family, hanging out with great friends and coming to My Kids’ Dentist every day to meet you and your family! I love my job and all the great adventures that come with it!
Shirley - Dental Assistant
I was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, a small town at the base of Big Horn Mountains. I have fond memories of me and my sister helping out on family ranches and farms in early summers and spending lots of time traveling the 50 states with our Grandparents via motor home. Tent camping in national parks with our parents is something I will treasure for all my life. I went on to college in Rapid City, South Dakota and graduated with an associate degree in accounting in 2001. I moved to Arizona and began working with Lifeline Ambulance in 2005-2017 as a Paramedic, CPR instructor, and EVOC trainer. I met my best friend in Prescott and later married him in Las Vegas on 12/12/12. We have three beautiful daughters, Haeley, Abby, and Lily. I graduated from American Institute of Dental Assisting in May of 2017 as a dental assistant, and have been working at MKD ever since!
Marian - School Affiliate Coordinator
I do schools! The My Kid's Dentist team have been working with the Tri-City schools for several years; there has been an amazing improvement in the dental health of these students receiving our preventive services. The school communities love our affiliate school program because they don't have as many half day absences due to regular dental visits. The parents love the program because a busy day at work or home is not interrupted due to a child's routine in-office dental appointment. The teachers love us because rather than 2-4 hours of face to face class time lost, the student returns to class after a 20 minute campus dental cleaning. Most importantly, the children love the onsite dental care because its noninvasive, and its back to class, recess and lunch with little interruption in their school routine - plus, they return to class with a whiter smile, a new toothbrush and other dental prizes.
I love working with the school health aides and nurses, parents, teachers and especially the children. Away from work, I am a busy wife and proud grandmother of the three most adorable grandchildren on the planet (with the exception of your children, of course!). As much as possible, I hike and I love biking with my over-the-top wonderful hubby of 36 years.
If you see me scuttling about the halls of your child's school, please stop and say hello.