Meet Our Team
Our friendly and knowledgeable team help our patients feel at ease and well-informed during every step of their care.
As a team, we strive to learn more and always improve in caring for patients. We like to have fun and alleviate any stress patients might feel about their visit to the dentist. This is not your ordinary dental office team!
Read below to learn more about the people you come to know and love at Mountain View Dental.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Susan graduated from Indiana University in 1988 and Eastern Washington University in 2005 with degrees in dental hygiene.
Susan thoroughly enjoys working in the dental field and creating lasting relationships with patients. She believes that creating healthy oral hygiene habits helps to ensure good overall health. Watching patients change their behaviors to improve their oral health is very satisfying.
Susan is also a President of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association based out of Chicago and was the Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Assoc. President 2001-2002. She has 5 children and they enjoy horseback riding, rodeo and spending time outdoors.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Samantha has worked with the Mountain View Dental team since 2009. She started as a Sterilizer, become a Dental Assistant and then transitioned to Dental Hygienist after graduating.
Samantha absolutely loves working with her patients to improve not just their oral health, but also to brighten their smiles. She has a gentle touch that makes her patients feel comfortable, yet an attention to detail that makes for a thorough cleaning. Moreover, she cares about her patients and looks forward to seeing them time and again.
Outside of work, Samantha enjoy spending time with her family, scrapbooking, reading and doing crafts.
Tiffany has worked at Mountain View Dental Center since 2009. She truly enjoys interacting with our patients while handling insurance billing/claims, and scheduling appointments. She enjoys working directly with patients helping them complete any necessary treatment.
Tiffany loves experiencing the happiness and increased confidence with patients as they improve their smile and overall dental health. She strives to create positive experiences for and maintain relationships with the amazing patients at Mountain View Dental.
Outside of work, Tiffany enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and dogs, shopping and a good TV series.
Amber helps our patients schedule all of their dental appointments while assisting them in understanding their benefits and dental needs. She understands how valuable our patient’s time is and helps ensure that their appointment is efficient and comfortable. Amber sincerely cares about our patients and their individual needs. From the first phone call to time spent in our office, she truly makes our patients feel like part of our family.
When Amber is not working, she likes to spend time with her family camping and swimming.
Certified Dental Assistant
Sarah attended Lake Washington Technical College where she became a Certified Dental Assistant. She has worked in the field of dentistry for over 20 years, and joined Mountain View Dental Center in 1996.
Sarah assists Dr. Kirk with a variety of procedures and patients love to see her familiar face at each visit. Sarah also assists with office ordering, ensures equipment is running properly, and monitors the effectiveness of our sterilization procedures.
Sarah strives to make sure the dental experience is a positive one for each patient. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and making lotions.
Registered Dental Assistant
Marnie is a Registered Dental Assistant and has been assisting for over 20 years. Marnie was born and raised in Ellensburg and is a graduate from Ellensburg High School.
Marnie loves to make her patients feel comfortable, help them understand their treatment, and take care of their needs as much as possible. She enjoys serving others, which positively impacts our patients and the whole Mountain View Dental team. Marnie enjoys working with the doctor and she values teamwork, dedication, hard work, and the fun atmosphere at Mountain View Dental.
Marnie has an amazing husband, four wonderful adult children and three beautiful grandchildren. Marnie enjoys family time, baseball, hiking, boating and camping. Marnie looks forward to meeting you and helping you with your dental needs.
Amy is the Office Manager and helps behind-the-scenes. She helps with bookkeeping, protocol, office ordering, staff care, and a variety of other tasks. Amy’s full time job is caring for her and Dr. Kirk’s toddler, James. Likely, you will see him around the office when you are there for a visit!
Amy started in the dental field in 2009 when she worked at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, which is where she met Dr. Kirk when he was a dental student. Since then, Amy has primarily worked in marketing, fundraising and event planning, before staying home with James. Amy loves working with people, particularly the staff and patients at Mountain View Dental.
Outside of work, Amy enjoys spending time with family and friends, running and fitness (usually), and traveling.