Gael has been a Lakewood resident for over 15 years. Her work history is varied, but she primarily has been in office work and team management. Gael joined Dr. O’Connor’s team in November of 2012. Although she has never thought of herself as a “numbers person” she was surprised to find how much she enjoys helping patients with their accounts and coordinating insurance benefits. Gael and her husband Jason enjoy spending time with friends and family and have have a passion for travelling. They have 3 beautiful daughters and are very active in the community. In Gael’s free time she is a realtor!
Kahlea grew up in Federal Way. She graduated from University of Idaho in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Kahlea went to Hygiene school at Apollo College, graduating in 2010. In her spare time she loves to play soccer and run with her red heeler.
Liz was a patient of Dr. O’Connors long before she worked with her! She attended Bates Technical College and began working with Dr. O’Connor in 2005. Liz enjoys building relationships with her patients! She recently returned to school to continue her education at Pierce College where she earned her AA degree in Dental Hygiene.
I’ve been a part of the team since 2014 and I can’t imagine working with a more positive team! I love how everyone goes the extra mile for our patients. I’m here to help you feel comfortable and understand your treatment. Sometimes I’ll be by your side talking with you during your visit to ensure you know what is happening. I am here if you have questions regarding treatment or scheduling as I've helped with our front office as well. I look forward to getting to know you help answer all of your questions. I grew up in a military family and decided to plant my roots in Washington. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family, crafting, and traveling.
Michelle has lived in the pacific northwest all her life. She grew up in Lake Tapps Washington.
Michele loves working with people and started her career as a Dental Assistant in 1997. She hopes to further her education in the future.
When she isn’t working chairside, she loves spending time with her husband, two sons and two dogs.
Denine grew up in Spanaway, WA and moved to Lakewood as a teen. She graduated from Lakes High School. She has been in the dental field since 2013. She is married, has one child and two dogs (shiba inus). When not at work, she enjoys movies, HGTV knitting and walking her dogs at the park.
Welcome back to the office Michelle! She’s been away for a few years but we’re excited to have her back with us as our Treatment Coordinator.
Michelle is happy to be celebrating 30 years in Dentistry this year!
She and her husband of twenty years have two wonderful daughters.
She spends her time away from the office working for an organization that reunites adoptees with their birth families. She also enjoys watercolor painting, kayaking and tap dancing!