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.

 
Kyleigh Woodruff, Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Kacie

Scheduling Coordinator

What she does at work:

Kacie is a scheduling coordinator. She loves helping each patient feel welcome in our office. She recently moved to the Seattle area from Tucson, AZ after teaching English in Thailand! Kacie came to this area to live with her college girlfriends and to explore the PNW.

What she does outside of work:

On the weekends you will find her hiking, enjoying live music, having road trips with the girls, and embracing every inch of sun this state offers!

 
Kyleigh Woodruff, Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Katie

Treatment Coordinator

What she does at work:

Katie is a Treatment Coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics. She is here to help you through the process of your first appointments and getting started with treatment. She strives to make the experience smooth and stress free for you and your family!

What she does outside of work:

Katie grew up in the Pacific Northwest, with a six year pit stop in Southern California. Family and the lush green terrain brought her back home. She loves to get outdoors as much as possible, whether it be hiking, biking or taking her new puppy to the park! She loves cooking at home with her fiancé or trying out restaurants in her new neighborhood. You might also find her at home curled up reading a good book, listening to a podcast or music, watching Netflix or sports. Her favorite sport to watch is hockey, so she is very excited for our very own Seattle NHL team!

 
 
Laura Carson Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Laura

Assistant

What she does at work:

Laura is a California native and received her dental assisting certification from Arizona College. She joined our team in June of 2016 after moving to Seattle.

What she does outside of work:

Laura enjoys being active and taking advantage of the outdoors. She loves hiking with her Yorkshire terrier. She also loves spending quality time with her family. You will often find Laura out dancing with her friends and eating at all the hot dog stands in the city.

 
Kaori Jedlicka, Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Marena

Records Specialist

What she does at work:

As a sterilization and records tech, Marena enjoys greeting new and returning patients of Dr. Nelson's, and doing everything she can to keep the clinic clean and safe, and patient photos up to date.

What she does outside of work:

With a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado, when she isn't writing in one of many journals, reading, or scrolling through Pinterest, Marena can be found performing (usually Shakespeare, sometimes more contemporary plays) on Seattle area stages. Since moving here after college she's worked with theatre companies such as GreenStage, Intiman, 5th Ave, Infinity Box, 14/48, LG! Theatre, and Seattle Public Theatre, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.She's loved living surrounded by so much green, in contrast to the dryness of her native Las Vegas.

 
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.

 
Cristina Chun, Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Naomi

Orthodontic Assistant

What she does at work:

Naomi is an Orthodontic Assistant. She began working in dental as an oral surgical technician. She loves helping patients achieve their goal of a perfect smile.

What she does outside of work:

Born and raised in Edmonds, she greatly appreciates the Pacific Northwest. Bouldering, rollerskating, and conquering mountains are a few activities she enjoys. She also loves volunteering and spending time with her friends and family.

 
Kyleigh Woodruff, Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Rachel

Assistant

What she does at work:

Rachel grew up in the greater Seattle area and attended Washington State University. She is an Orthodontic Assistant who loves coming to work everyday and getting to help all your smiles transform.

What she does outside of work:

Rachel enjoys spending her free time exploring outside. She loves going on hikes, camping and trying new outdoor activities. She also loves watching and playing sports with her friends. She is a true Seattleite and roots for all of our local teams.

 
Kyleigh Woodruff, Assistant 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.

 
Kyleigh Woodruff, Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Joanna

Assistant

What she does at work:

Joanna is an Orthodontic Assistant. She is from a little island in the Pacific Ocean called Saipan. She moved to WA in 2014 and went to school at Everest College for Dental Assisting. Not long after she became a military spouse and moved from state to state and found her love for Orthodontics in Virginia. After deciding to move back to WA she joined Nelson Orthodontics and is excited to continue to grow and learn.

What she does outside of work:

Joanna takes horseback riding lessons every week and would like to own her own horse one day. She also likes to explore and shop at cute little boutiques and stores around Seattle. If she’s not out, she likes to stay home and snuggle with her fluffy dog Oreo and watch movies.

 

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