Meet The Team

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Janie

Office Manager

Janie was born in Lima, Ohio, and raised in Bluffton, Ohio. She graduated from Bluffton High School and went on to attend Northwestern Business College (UNOH). Janie has been with the Pure Smiles Findlay practice for more than 40 years! 

One of Janie’s favorite hobbies is going to Disney World!

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Jenny

Administrative Professional

Jenny was born and raised in Idaho. She joined Pure Smiles Findlay in October 2018. One of Jenny’s favorite things about the dental industry is helping people enjoy better health. She also loves the fun that she and her co-workers have together. 

When she is not at work, Jenny can be found at her remodeled 120-year-old farmhouse. She enjoys baking, gardening and reading. Jenny has been married for 29 years to Craig. They have two adult children who currently live too far away!

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Stephanie

Administrative Professional

Stephanie was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. Following high school, Stephanie went on to complete some college courses. She joined the Pure Smiles Findlay team in May of 2021. Stephanie enjoys the teamwork at the office and likes helping the patients. 

When she is not working, Stephanie enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. 

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Crystal

Administrative Professional

Crystal was raised in Ohio. She has vast experience in Theater and Office Administration. Crystal joined the Pure Smiles Findlay team in July 2022. She enjoys helping others and interacting with patients. 

Outside the office, Crystal enjoys spending time with her children and friends as well as watching musical theater productions and completing puzzles.

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Jackie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jackie was born in Defiance, Ohio, and raised in Miller City, Ohio. Following high school, Jackie achieved her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined Pure Smiles Findlay in July 1997. One of Jackie’s favorite things about working in the dental industry is working with the patients and seeing improvements in their overall oral health. 

When she isn’t at work, Jackie can be found enjoying spending time with her family.

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Laura

Registered Dental Hygienist

Laura was born in Lima, Ohio, and raised in rural Ottawa, Ohio. She completed her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Lima Technical College and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Laura joined Pure Smiles Findlay part-time in 2015 and full-time in June 2017. Her favorite thing about working in the dental industry is developing relationships with many wonderful patients over the years. She enjoys helping people gain and improve their oral health. 

When she is not at work, Laura can be found exercising, completing home improvement projects, and spending time with her husband and their adult children. A fun fact about Laura is that she was raised on a dairy farm and is the youngest of nine children!

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Shelly

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shelly was raised in Ottawa Ohio. She completed her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene at Lima Technical College. She joined Pure Smiles Findlay in 1983. Her favorite thing about working in the dental industry is helping the patients to have the best oral health and working with her co-workers who are like family. 

When she isn’t working, Shelly enjoys family time!

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Courtney

Registered Dental Hygienist

Courtney was born in Bryan, Ohio and raised in Sherwood, Ohio. She is a 2013 graduate of Fairview High School and continued her education at the University of Cincinnati to achieve her degree in dental hygiene. Courtney joined our Findlay practice in June 2021. She enjoys getting to help people and making a difference. 

When she is not working, Courtney spends her time with her fiancé and daughter. She also enjoys kayaking and being outdoors. An interesting fact about Courtney is that she is a former cosmetologist! 

Becky

Dental Assistant

Becky was born in Lima, Ohio, and raised in Ottawa, Ohio. She is a graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf High School. Becky enjoys learning more about dentistry and has attended radiography courses and many other dental-related courses over the years. Becky joined the Downtown Findlay Dental practice in February 1997. She spent 16 years previous to that with a dental office in Ottawa. One of Becky’s favorite things about working in the dental industry is restoring someone’s smile with anterior cosmetic dentistry. She also enjoys celebrating birthdays or milestones of co-workers and doctors. Becky is proud of the fact she has been in the dental field for 40 years!

Becky is a member of the SPP Rosary Altar Society at her church. She is also a member of B & B Mother’s Club since 1982 and the Catholic Ladies of Putnam County Prayer Group. When she is not working, Becky enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband have two amazing sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and three adorable grandchildren. She enjoys taking photos and making various types of crafts. She and her husband spend a lot of time at the lake with friends.

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Betty

Dental Assistant

Betty was born in Colorado and raised in California, Indiana, and Ohio. She is a graduate of Findlay High School and Owens Community College. Betty joined the practice in February 2014. Betty’s favorite thing about working in the dental industry is the esthetics of dentistry. Betty’s love for dentistry developed at the beginning of her dental career in a crown and bridge lab. Betty enjoys working at Pure Smiles Findlay with her co-workers.

When she is not working, Betty likes to spend time with her family and travel.

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Jenae

Dental Assistant

Jenae was born in Oregon, Ohio and raised in Millbury, Ohio. She is a 2003 graduate of Lake High School. Following graduation, Jenae attended Owens Community College for two years in pre-dental hygiene while on scholarship playing softball for the college. Jenae then attended Toledo Dental Academy for Dental Assisting. With 16 years of experience, Jenae joined our Findlay location in April 2021. She enjoys her “home-away from home” with her family of co-workers. She also looks forward to building relationships with the patients while helping ease their fears! Seeing their changing smiles is something Jenae looks forward to. 

When she is not at work, Jenae loves spending time with her family camping and at sporting events.  

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Kyra

Dental Assistant

Kyra was born and raised in Ohio. She joined the Pure Smiles team in February 2022. Kyra loves dentistry because it is never boring and she looks forward to making patient connections and spending time with her work family. In her free time, Kyra enjoys spending time with her family and watching movies. 

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Alexis

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Raised in Lima, Ohio and a graduate of Lima Central Catholic, Alexis received her Certified Dental Assistant Certification in 2018. She continued her education at Owens Community College where she achieved her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification in 2020. Alexis joined our Pure Smiles Findlay team in August 2021. Alexis enjoys sharing her artistic talents when placing restorations as well as helping a patient to experience a boost in their confidence by restoring their amazing smile. She looks forward to furthering her knowledge in her career. 

Alexis enjoys hobbies such as camping, motorcycle riding, hiking, and playing tennis. She “never settles for less than what she has always hoped for” (author unknown) and looks forward to every moment with her fiancé, their children, and their dog; Casper.

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Alicia

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Alicia was born and raised in Ohio. Following high school, Alicia completed her certification as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She joined Pure Smiles Findlay in 2022. Alicia enjoys helping patients feel more confident with their smiles. When she isn’t at work, Alicia can often be found renovating her home. Alicia has her goals set for retirement, but in the meantime she will remain focused on being kind and brave.