Stephanie started working at Pike Lake Dental in the fall of 2022 after her aspirations as a fire-eater in the circus did not pan out. Her current role as Treatment Coordinator allows her to participate in some of her favorite things: interacting with and assisting patients with their treatment plans and trying out new comedic material with those willing to banter. Although new to the dental field, one of her favorite parts of her job is that each day is different. She also feels like she found a niche in all things insurance related; and thoroughly enjoys slogging through the small print of dental insurance policies to give patients the most up to date and accurate information.
Stephanie resides in Duluth with her hunky husband, Matt, and as many animals as she can get him to agree to. They currently have 2 chihuahua mix pups after an unfortunate incident with her beloved chickens and a not so sweet little fox family; so she’s resorted to bribing the neighborhood deer with apples, and an unruly gang of chipmunks with peanuts. A little harder to bribe are their two grown sons, which as any parent can attest to, they don’t see nearly enough of anymore!
A lover of art, Stephanie possessed creative proclivities since childhood. Her current passion is mixed media painting and lettering, and you can find her at the occasional weekend local artisan show slinging her art and stickers. Other than art, she loves writing, binging a good Netflix series, and reading non-fiction. She is skilled in the art of awkwardness, a master at imagining herself in situations that will literally never happen and will often seriously discuss getting into shape while eating French fries. It’s going to happen! If pressed, she would also admit to knowing more about pop culture than one should ever admit to in a biography.
If she wasn’t working in the dental field, Stephanie’s dream jobs would consist of animal rescue/rehab, selling art professionally, and holing up with her computer typing out the next New York Times bestseller…after world domination of course!
If you get a chance to meet Stephanie, you will enjoy it! She spends most of her day in an office near the front desk to make herself available to meet with patients about their upcoming treatment and associated finances. Patients leave her office with a smile on their face, confident they are in good hands. If you see Stephanie out of her office, you will probably hear laughter follow her around. She is a hoot!