Coke – Patient Care Coordinator
Colleen “Coke” Landis was raised in the great northwest, graduating from Sammamish High School in Bellevue where she was very active in music and theater. After High School, Coke decided to pursue her interests in both Music and Theater and attended Northwest College in Kirkland where she auditioned and made ACTS, a small acting / music group that traveled throughout the northwest working with youth, community groups, and churches. It was during college that Coke met her husband; Dave, who initially started the theater group ACTS 4 years earlier. Coke and Dave have now been married for over 25 years and have one son, Josh, and a daughter-in-law, Ella.
Coke has held many jobs over the years, including janitor for a local drug store, cashier at Wendy’s, summer camp youth counselor, legal assistant, barista and office manager. However, Coke will tell you one of the most interesting jobs she has held throughout the years has been that of a background vocalist, studio singer and commercial voice talent for clients such as Cingular Wireless, Haaga Mattresses and locally owned Pacific Fabrics. Listen carefully when you hear a female talent on the radio, it just might be Coke!
When Coke isn’t at the office you may find her cooking and entertaining. On the weekends, Coke loves to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoys decorating and gardening. Coke is a huge football fan and loves the Huskies and Seahawks! A fun night out with Dave might be taking in a movie and then enjoying a long walk with her dogs.
For the last 20+ years Coke has worked in the dental field holding various roles within the front office environment. Coke will tell you she feels very privileged to work in the dental industry. “I love my role of Patient Care Coordinator for Dr. Jones!!! I get to do all the things I enjoy most, talk with people all day long, help new patients become acquainted with orthodontics, meet our colleagues and educate people about our office. It is so fun to have a job I am passionate about…I love to make people smile!”
Tara – Clinical Assistant
Tara was born and raised in Washington. A graduate from Mariner High School and Edmonds Community College, she earned an associates degree in Accounting. She began her career in working with children in day care and then moved into the world of finance, where she learned to provide excellent customer service. After several years in the financial industry Tara decided to start a new career and attended Northshore Dental Assisting Academy and graduated in the top of her class. Tara feels fortunate to be working with Dr. Jones for over 8 years. “It is a place where I can work with a smile on my face, and make a contribution and a difference in peoples’ lives.”
When Tara is away from work, you can find her spending time with her husband Tod, son Bohdi, daughter Cassidy, and her Leonberger “Otis”. Tara and both of her children have had braces with Dr. Jones. If she is not cheering her kids on at soccer, baseball, or basketball games, you can find her out on a trail running, up at Stevens Pass skiing, out water skiing, walking her dog or camping with her family. One of her proudest moments was finishing the Maui Marathon with Team in Training and raising over $5,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Carolee – Clinical Assistant
Carolee was born in California but moved to Washington over 20 years ago. Her and her husband have six adult children, who enjoy stopping in for occasion “pit stops”. Carolee’s hobbies include gardening (when she grows both flowers and vegetables), canning, making jams, cooking, baking, travel, and photography. She has had the privilege to participate in mission trips, including a trip to the Ukraine to work in an orphanage, and a trip to New Orleans to provide relief work for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Carolee has over 20 years of experience in orthodontics. She enjoys the technical aspects of orthodontics, but particularly loves the relationships she builds with patients. “I love working with people and find it very rewarding being part of making a positive difference in their lives”.
Stefanie – Scheduling Coordinator
Stefanie, has been a great addition to our staff since the beginning of 2012. She and her husband Ryan have two children, Elisabeth and Chase, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Charlie. Stefanie and both of her children have had orthodontic treatment with Dr. Jones. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, shopping, and spending time outdoors with family and friends. “I feel privileged to be able to have a job where I get to work with great patients and a staff I love. It’s fun to come to work everyday.”
Marie – Scheduling Coordinator
Marie was raised in Monroe with her twin sister and graduated from Monroe High School. She has worked in office administration for over 20 years. She enjoys sailing, golfing and many other outdoor activities with her friends and family. Her son, Tyler, is a patient of Dr. Jones. “I love that all of us here work as a team to provide the best care possible for our patients as well as making them feel special and appreciated”
Nichole – Clinical Assistant
Nichole is a Monroe native with strong ties to the community. Born and raised in Monroe, she attended Monroe High School and has been working in orthodontics ever since. Nichole has over 8 years of experience working in orthodontics. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, watching movies, spending time with family, and catching up with friends over dinner. “You will find this is an atmosphere of not only great care, but amazing team support as well. The best part of my job is seeing the huge smile on a patient’s face.”