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 10 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 was born in California but moved to Washington over 20 years ago. She has been working at Jones Family Orthodontics since 2011. 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”.
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.”
Jamie is a Monroe native and a Monroe High School. She has enjoyed working in dentistry and in the Monroe community for several years. In her free time, she enjoys running, spending time with husband and 3 children, and working with her church.
Greta grew up in Lake Stevens with her 5 siblings. Two of her older brother had braces with Dr. Jones. She rowed crew and learned how to ride a unicycle when she was younger. Greta likes to read, hike, and watch scary movies. She loves the rain, being an auntie, and watching episode of The Office.
Dee Dee grew up in central Washington playing softball. Her first job was stuffing newspapers once a week for a local chronicle. She also worked at KFC throughout high school. Dee Dee lived in Idaho before moving back to Washington. She spent 11 years in customer service for a dental insurance company. She has two adult boys and is married. In her free time Dee Dee enjoys kayaking, boating, traveling, and going to concerts.
When Dr. Jones was still Mr. Jones he married Erika on January 3, 2000. She trained with an orthodontist in St. Louis while Dr. Jones was in residency at SLU before having their first son in 2005. A daughter and son followed in 2008 and 2014. Since it’s inception, Erika has worked at Jones Family Orthodontics in all areas including clinical assistant, lab technician, scheduling, insurance and treatment coordination. She currently focuses on marketing management. On days away from the office Erika can be found chauffeuring and coordinating Jones family activities. She loves hot chocolate and cool, sunny days.
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