Patient Care Coordinator
Candy is originally from Tri-Cities, Washington. After visiting OMSI, the Oregon coast and other places near Portland as a youngster, she knew that once she was old enough, she would make Portland her home. Now having lived here for 14+ years, she considers the move to be one of the best decisions she’s ever made. Candi attended Warner-Pacific College and Portland Community College.
Being an avid crafter, Candi finds time to crotchet, do wood and canvas imaging, making personalized gifts and paying video games. A few of the things Candi likes about Portland: the variety of restaurants (Sweet Hereafter, Sushi Mazi, The Bye and Bye and Hammy’s Pizza are among her favorites), the greenways that allow her to bike everywhere, and the overall positive and conscientious vibe of Portland.
Candi enjoys working at Aspire Dental because of the amazing patients and great crew she gets to spend her day with. Everyone is enjoyable to Candi and she always looks forward to catching up with patients at their visits. Next time you’re in, tell her your sun sign and she can tell you all about yourself. Or better yet, ask her to juggle. Kids love it.
Courtney, RDH, CDA, EFDA
Courtney spent her time growing up between Oregon and Arizona, but decided to come back and make Oregon her home. She attended Reynolds High School and earned her hygiene degree at Mount Hood Community College. Before becoming a hygienist, Courtney was a dental assistant at Aspire Dental.
Outside of work Courtney can be found doing activities around town with her husband and Australian Shepherd. On a nice day, she likes to golf and when it’s not so nice, Courtney likes to watch the latest football and basketball games. In addition to sports, she likes crafting and decorating. Decorating what? Eggs? Houses? You’ll have to ask her.
Courtney enjoys being a part of Aspire Dental because of the genuine co-workers and patients. Next time you see her, you’ll have to ask her if she has any unusual talents. She claims to not have any, but we’re not so sure.
Like many other Midwesterners, Julia has found her way to Portland. She grew up in Chillicothe, Illinois and moved around to different parts of Illinois for school. After earning her hygiene degree and working for a few years, she made the leap to Portland.
Julia has immersed herself in Portland culture. Since moving here, she’s spent the past two years involved with kickball and dodgeball teams, drinking a lot of craft brew, getting in as many concerts as she can and finding new and entertaining things to do in Portland, both indoors and outdoors. Her favorite Portland restaurant is Bamboo Sushi.
As Aspire Dental, Julia enjoys the people she works with and her patients. She treasures the professional, but fun atmosphere. Next time you see her, ask her a music question. She’s heard of practically everyone.
Preslie was born and raised in Portland and Troutdale, Oregon. She attended Reynolds High School, University of Oregon and received her hygiene degree at Mount Hood Community College.
When Preslie isn’t at work, she can be found doing any number of activities, like: hiking, running, crafting, and catching the latest happy hour deals around town. She enjoys hanging out with both her friends and family, exploring new places around town. She claims to be really good at hula hooping too, but we have yet to see her prove it.
At Aspire Dental Preslie loves everyone she works with. She enjoys the team work and being able to care for her patients. Next time you see Preslie, ask her about her latest travel plans. She loves to travel.
Tasha is originally from Salem, but has lived all across Oregon, including: Sisters, Albany, Canyonville, Eugene and Hillsboro. She received her hygiene degree at Lane Community College.
In her free time, Tasha enjoys road trips and outdoor adventures like riding four-wheelers, shooting, boating, jet skiing, and tubing. In town she likes spending time with her daughter and dog.
Educating patients and seeing an improvement in their oral health is why Tasha enjoys being a part of Aspire Dental. Tasha has been a part of Aspire Dental for close to 5 years. Patients are thrilled to have her as their hygienist, she’s both gentle and thorough. Next time you see her, ask her about which country music performers are coming to town. She’s a big fan.
Administrative Assistant Intern
Kimberlee was selected as this year’s administrative assistant intern. In between pre-med classes, she’ll be helping us out around the practice. During this internship Kimberlee hopes to not only gain experience in the healthcare field, but to be able to build relationships with patients. After completing her classes, she plans to go on to medical school.
Born in Twin Falls, Idaho Kimberlee was raised in La Grande, Oregon. She moved to Portland recently for school. When she’s not busy studying, Kimberlee can be found hiking with her two dogs and boyfriend. She enjoys Portland’s food scene and traveling when there’s free time.
Kimberlee enjoys working at Aspire Dental because of all the great people that she meets daily. If you’re a dog person, next time you see her she can probably give you recommendations for the newest dog-friendly hike she’s discovered.