Meet Our Team

meet our team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Erin | Financial Manager

I have been an administrator in the dental field for a total of 8 years and am the Financial Manager at Dr. Herrick’s office. I love being able to educate patients about their insurance benefits or assisting them in planning their finances, in order to help them achieve their dental needs. I enjoy interacting with our patients personally, whether it’s hearing about their children, or chatting about their upcoming vacation.

I grew up and still reside in Lacey with my teenage son and toy dog. We enjoy visiting the Seattle area often, where my adult daughter lives. Outside of work, I am currently teaching acrobatics at a local studio to children ages 8 to 18. I also enjoy taking regular yoga classes and hope to obtain my yoga certification one day.

 

Vanessa | Scheduling Coordinator

I joined Dr. Herrick’s team in 2017, and am one of the first smiling faces to greet you as you walk in the door. I have 12 years of experience in the dental field and am bilingual, as I am fluent in Spanish. As office coordinator, I enjoy guiding our patients through their visit from the initial phone call, to checking out after a great dental experience.  I look forward to coming to work each day knowing I’ll be working with an amazing team to help our patients attain the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve!

I live in Rochester with my family and enjoy being a sports mom more than anything. I am a HUGE Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Sounders fan! I am new to the outdoor life and have periodically traded in my heels for some hiking shoes to enjoy a sunny Northwest day.

 

Michele | Front Office

I joined Dr. Herrick’s team in January 2017 and am a front desk administrator. I have always enjoyed going to the dentist and want to help others find that same enjoyment at their visits. I believe a nice, confident smile is a great asset and that is something I wish for everyone. I love working at an office that works together to make sure each patient leaves smiling! 

When I am not at work, I enjoy going to the gym and being active. I also love reading and researching genealogy, but my favorite thing to do is spending time with my wonderful family!

 

Mindy | Registered Dental Hygienist

I’ve been a dental hygienist for 11 years and in that time, have become passionate about educating people on the importance of oral health. I really enjoy getting to know each of my patients personally and making them feel comfortable in the dental chair. I love that I get to work with such an amazing team every day, that also finds time to have fun!

I was born and raised in Washington and now live in Mason County with my best friend and husband, Justin and our goofy yellow lab, Nacho. We enjoy traveling, backpacking, hiking and taking advantage of everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

 

Laura | Registered Dental Hygienist

I joined the team at Dr. Herrick’s office as a dental hygienist in 2012. I bring more than 38 years of dental experience, beginning in my father’s dental practice. Developing personal relationships and giving gentle, loving care to my patients brings me the most joy at work. We really do have an amazing group of patients and I hope you become one of them!

My family and faith are my passion. I share a wonderful life with my husband of 36 years and am so proud of my two sons for their accomplishments and the men they have become. I love outdoor sports and music, including playing and teaching piano and organ.
 

Julia | Registered Dental Hygienist

My career in dentistry began in 2007. After 5 years as a dental assistant, I decided to further my education and pursue dental hygiene. I have always enjoyed that dentistry has allowed me to interact with a diversity of people and get to them personally.

My husband and our two young girls enjoy living in the Northwest. We are often outdoors clam digging at the coast, fishing or camping.

 

Fay | Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant for over 20 years and still love what I do!  It’s my job to guide you through your dental visit and make you feel comfortable. I love seeing patients leave excited about their new smile. I joined Dr. Herrick’s office in 2012 and feel so lucky to work with a team that works hard and laughs just as hard.

Outside of work, my husband and I enjoy watching baseball and football. I’m very proud of my son and daughter who both attend Oregon State University…Go BEAVS! I also have a crafty side and like relaxing while scrapbooking and making greeting cards.
 

Lindsey | Registered Dental Assistant

I graduated from South Puget Sound Community College Dental Assisting Program in 2016 and went on to take the test to become a Certified Dental Assistant. I have been at Dr. Herrick’s office since January 2018 and love being a part of such an amazing team! As a dental assistant, it’s my duty to be by your side and lead you through your dental procedure. I believe every patient that steps foot in our office should receive the best quality care.

I grew up in Shelton, Washington where I went to high school and met my best friend, Kenny. We have been together for 7 years and recently got married in October of 2017. When I’m not at work I love to spend time outdoors. I enjoy hunting, fishing and taking trips to ride quads at the dunes.