Feel Right At Home

Meet your Magnolia and Ballard orthodontist team

Knowledgeable | Fun | Professional

The expert Ballard orthodontist team at Nelson Orthodontics, working with actual patients.
 

We want to make all our patients feel right at home!

Our treatment team has years of experience providing patients the highest level of care while always maintaining a fun, friendly environment.

Our Magnolia and Ballard orthodontist staff stay on top of the latest changes in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars. You can be sure you’re benefiting from state of the art orthodontic care.

 

Meet Our Team

Giving exceptional care to our family of patients

Carly Flanagan, Scheduling Coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Carly

Scheduling Coordinator

What she does at work:
Carly is a scheduling coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics. She loves greeting each patient with a smile and welcoming them into our office. Her infectious laugh helps keep Nelson Orthodontics a positive, fun place.

What she does outside of work:
Carly was raised in Longview, WA. She recently moved back to the Northwest after spending 6 years in Utah. She and her husband enjoy the music scene in Seattle and are usually found at concerts on the weekends or exploring the unique neighborhoods. She is very passionate about cooking and loves sharing recipes whenever she gets the chance.

 
Amanda Burris, Financial Coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Amanda

Financial Coordinator

What she does at work:
Amanda is the Financial Coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics. She assists with finances and insurance, helping move each client one step closer to their perfect smile.

What she does outside of work:
Amanda grew up in Colorado until she was 19 years old. From there she has lived in California, Utah, and now Washington. She loves any outdoor activity, especially trail running, rock climbing, and backpacking. When she isn't outside, her free time is either spent with friends and family, reading books, or trying new food.

 
Maddy, Scheduling Coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Maddy

Scheduling Coordinator

What she does at work:
Maddy is a scheduling coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics. She is your first point of contact at Nelson Orthodontics, either greeting you with a warm welcome when you walk through the door or a bubbly voice on the phone. She enjoys interacting with patients and is always happy to assist with any questions or concerns you may have.

What she does outside of work:
Maddy grew up in Washington state but recently moved home after living in Australia the last three years. When she’s not traveling and exploring new places, she enjoys being active with CrossFit, going for walks around Seattle, and taking advantage of all the beautiful hiking and nature that Washington has to offer. You can also find Maddy out and about trying new restaurants or relaxing with a pastry and a great cup of coffee in a café.

 
Molly, Treatment Coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Molly

Treatment Coordinator

What she does at work:
Molly is the Treatment Coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics. She enjoys welcoming new clients into the office as well as guiding them through the new patient experience.

What she does outside of work:
Molly grew up in the Kansas City area. She moved out west with her sister after college and has traveled around but has made the northwest her home. Whether it be long walks in the neighborhood with her husband or weekend camping trips in their teardrop trailer, she loves what the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest has to offer. When she’s not outside exploring, she loves live music, art museums, good coffee and rooting on the Jayhawks.

 
Ellie, Lab Technician at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Ellie

Lab Technician

What she does at work:

Ellie joined Dr. Nelson’s team in September 2019 as a lab technician preparing models, making retainers.

She has a passion for beautiful smiles which was influenced by both her parents who were dentists.

What she does outside of work:

Ellie is from Brazil in her free time she enjoys going to church, studying, and taking walks with her dog. She also likes dining out, eating healthy and exercising, traveling.

 
Karin Chickadel team member of Nelson Orthodontics.
 

Karin

Lab Technician

What she does at work:

Karin brings her artistic eye for detail to her work for us as a lab technician. She keeps busy making retainers and custom orthodontic appliances for our patients.

What she does outside of work:

Karin is a book and paper artist. You can see some of her work in shops around the PNW. She also enjoys maker culture, soccer and exploring tide pools, beaches, mountains and rivers with her husband and two sons.

 
Megan, Orthodontic Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Megan

Orthodontic Assistant

What she does at work:

What she does at work: Megan is originally from Boise, Idaho where she went to school and received her dental assisting certification. Her favorite part about working in the dental field is getting to know and connect with patients.

What she does outside of work:

Megan enjoys relaxing at home. In her free time, she likes going out with her friends on the weekend. She loves traveling to new places when she gets the chance.

 
Kaela, Orthodontic Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Kaela

Orthodontic Assistant

What she does at work:

Kaela received her expanded functions dental assisting license in Portland, Oregon where she grew up. She moved to Seattle in 2018 where she found her love for orthodontics and has been treating ortho patients ever since!

What she does outside of work:

In her free time Kaela loves taking her dog, Milo, to Starbucks for puppuccino’s and coffee. On the weekends you’ll find her shopping or watching reality on Bravo!

 
Amanda, Orthodontic Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Amanda

Orthodontic Assistant

What she does at work:
Amanda is originally from Seattle. Currently attending the University of Washington with the intention of attending dental school following graduation. She also earned her dental assisting certification in Washington State. Amanda has always had a passion for orthodontics and the dental field and loves getting to connect with patients!

What she does outside of work:
Amanda loves to paint, play piano, and go on the incredible hikes Washington has to offer. In the winter she is an avid ski/snowboarder. On the weekends you’ll probably find her relaxing at a coffee show or hanging out with friends!

 
Alyssa, Orthodontic Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Alyssa

Orthodontic Assistant

What she does at work:
Alyssa can often be found maintaining instrument sterilization and taking initial and final records with patients. Alyssa loves working with new patients, with a background in psychology, her favorite moments are helping nervous patients in overcoming their fears and building confidence during their time in treatment.

What she does outside of work:
You can find Alyssa spending as much daylight as she can enjoying the outdoors of the great PNW; and by night, seeking out new restaurants, museums, concerts, and other Seattle activities to experience with her loved ones.

 

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