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Meet the Team

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

Samantha has worked with the Mountain View Dental team since 2009. She started as a Sterilizer, became 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 enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking, reading and doing crafts.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Connelly grew up here in Ellensburg and has lived here most of her life. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Yakima Valley College in 2018.
Being a dental hygienist allows Connelly to help her patients through education and teamwork to achieve a common goal. She loves getting to know her patients as individuals to better personalize each patient’s care. Her goal with every patient is to be simultaneously gentle and thorough to provide them with their best smile.
Outside of work, Connelly enjoys quality time with family and friends, traveling, and reading.


Registered Dental Hygienist

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Registered Dental Hygienist

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Jill is a graduate of Yakima Valley College and has been practicing dental hygiene for over 20 years. She is passionate about working with the team to provide the best possible dental experience for all of the Mountain View Dental patients. 
Jill believes that good dental health can affect whole body wellness, and she strives to educate her patients on choices they can make to improve their own personal health and wellbeing. She has a special interest in orthodontics and options that patients have available to them to improve their airway and quality of sleep. 
In her spare time Jill enjoys listening to podcasts, walking and spending time with her family. 


Registered Dental Hygienist

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Patient Coordinator

Melissa has been a patient of Mountain View Dental Center since 2007 and joined our team in 2020. Her background in veterinary medicine gives her a unique outlook on the importance of preventative dental care and compassion with our patients. She understands how overwhelming the thought of visiting the dentist can be for those with dental anxiety and loves helping our patients schedule the right treatment for their individual needs while getting to know them.

When she is not at the office, Melissa enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family (human and animal), reading and crafts. 


Treatment Coordinator

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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.


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.


Dental Assistant

Shelby is an Ellensburg High School graduate and has been a patient of Mountain View Dental since she was four years old. She graduated from Central Washington School of Dental Assisting with the dream of working at her home town dentist office.  Dreams do come true!


Being a dental assistant allows Shelby to work with the public and help people in her community. Seeing patients’ happy faces after getting a beautiful new smile is what drives her love for learning.


When she’s not at work she enjoys going on long drives in the mountains and being with friends and family; including her two fur babies.


Dental Assistant

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Office Manager

Amy is the Office Manager and helps behind-the-scenes with bookkeeping, protocol, office ordering, HR, and a variety of other tasks.

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 worked in marketing, fundraising and event planning, and mommying. 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.

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