Meet the Team

We recognize that all of 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.

Meet The Team

 

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Jennifer

Scheduling Coordinator

I joined Dr. Herrick's team in March 2020 and feel so blessed to work with such an amazing group! I started my dental journey as a dental assistant in 2012 and made the transition to front office 5 years ago. My goal is to be a great resource for our patients and answer any questions you may have about your appointments, treatment, or your insurance benefits. I believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile they can be proud of and I love being a part of that!

I grew up in Buckley, WA and settled in Lacey with my incredible fiance, Joshua, our Husky Corgi mix, Muffin and our curious black kitty, Sirius Black. I believe family is everything, so Josh and I spend as much time as possible with both of ours. This includes my twin sister, Ally, who is also my best friend. Life is more fun as a twin! I also enjoy camping, cheering on Seattle sports teams, listening to music of all kinds and making custom jewelry. 

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Vanessa

Financial Manager

I joined Dr. Herrick’s team in 2017 and I have 13 years of experience in the dental field and am bilingual, as I am fluent in Spanish. As financial manager, I enjoy guiding our patients through their visit from the initial phone call, to checking out after a great dental experience. I strive to stay knowledgeable about all dental treatments and insurances in order to give patients the best understanding about their dental treatment possible. I look forward to coming to work each day knowing I’ll be working with the best team to help our patients attain the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve!

I live in Rochester with my family and our new puppy, an American Bully named Saint. I enjoy being a sports mom more than anything and 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.

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Mindy

Registered Dental Hygienist

I’ve been a dental hygienist for 14 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 incredible team that also finds time to have fun every day!

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

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Andrea

Registered Dental Hygienist

Something about dentistry has always inspired me! I graduated in 2004 with an Associate of Science degree and a Dental Assisting Certificate. I then went back to school and graduated in 2006 as a registered dental hygienist. My passion for dentistry has grown over the years, as has my knowledge and skill level. Establishing relationships and providing gentle, yet effective care, are my favorite parts of this job. I am so excited to be a part of Dr. Herrick’s team and together we are going to change the face of dentistry!

I grew up in the Lacey area and continue to love living here. I am a married mother of three young boys, am an avid CrossFit athlete, and a toothbrush fanatic. I also love animals and have two dogs and two cats that are very much a part of the family!

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Fay

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant for more than 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.

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Whitney

Certified Dental Assistant

I entered the dental field as a nationally certified dental assistant in 2008. Each year since then, I have grown and changed professionally and personally. The biggest change, was when my husband and I welcomed our daughter into the world and we decided I would stay home and care for her. She is a "big girl" now, so I have returned to my career part time with Dr. Herrick and his incredible team! I am so grateful to work in such a meaningful field, and my goal is to help each patient feel relaxed, secure and ready to take on the world with a healthy and beautiful smile. I want you to leave feeling like your appointment was a breeze!

We moved back to Thurston county in 2019 to be closer to my family and let our daughter experience some of the farm life I enjoyed growing up. I love entertaining at our home and often host dinner parties for friends. I also enjoy decorating, running with friends, and my weekly tennis dates with my niece.

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