Nayda joined our dental team in 2020, soon after we reopened our office from Covid. She started out as a receptionist, but we soon realized her talents far surpassed that role and she moved to become our Financial Coordinator. Now she is responsible for all the billing, insurance, and financial aspects of the office. Trust when we say that is no small job! Nayda sleuths her way through complicated insurance issues, questions on accounts and every other complication that arises. No stranger to dental, Nayda also worked with her brother, a dentist in Colorado. Having that additional dental experience has made her even wiser at her job.
Nayda grew up in Kansas, attended college in Louisiana, and spent time in Colorado, where she met her husband Chuck. They have 5 incredible children together and their first grandchild is on the way this fall! When Chuck’s mother needed help staying in her home here on Pike Lake, Nayda and Chuck selflessly moved from Colorado to Duluth with their youngest son. Now, Nayda is able to enjoy all the outdoor activities the area has to offer including snowshoeing, skiing, beautiful motorcycle rides and fun times on the lake. Her happiest moments include the few times each year their large family is able to be together. As a former high school French teacher, Nayda is in charge of keeping us all educated about French culture, including King Cake on Mardi Gras. Laissez les bons temps roulez!
Her favorite parts of her job at Pike Lake Dental include building relationships with coworkers and patients while assisting them with getting the most from their benefits. If she wasn’t working in the dental profession, Nayda would be a pediatrician. That is, if she couldn’t be on Broadway with Cara!
Nayda is a VIP when it comes to our office. No job is too small or too difficult. She handles every day with grace and confidence. She has a fun, quirky personality and a very quick wit. She makes us laugh every day with her humor. We wouldn’t want to imagine our office without her!