Dr. Gretchen attended Loma Linda University for both dental school and specialty training, earning a Doctorate in Dental Surgery and Masters in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She comes from a long line of dental professionals. Both her maternal and paternal grandfathers and her father were all dentists and her uncle still practices today. She is married to Darby, a teacher, and they have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. She enjoys reading, bicycling and art. ...moredr. gretchen's blog
Karen has worked in orthodontics for over 19 years now. “I think your smile is your best accessory and am honored to be a part of helping someone get a great one.” For Karen, getting to know the patients and seeing them quickly become part of the family is half the joy. She moved here from Southern California two years ago. She's married to Ed, has three grown children and two grandsons.
Levon has been in the orthodontic field since 1998 when she originally moved to Vancouver from eastern Washington. She has had orthodontic treatment twice (be sure to wear your retainers). “I can definitely empathize with our patients.” Outside the office she enjoys reading and having fun gardening around her new home. She began bicycling in September 2011 and now enjoys riding over 200 miles per month.
Erika has lived in the area her whole life. She graduated from Battle Ground High School in 2012. After high school she attended Elite Dental Assisting Academy in Vancouver. Erika comes from a big family and loves to spend most of her time with them. She also enjoys spending her time reading, playing video games, and exploring local camping and hiking venues.
Laney, as she prefers to be called, has been an orthodontist assistant since 2009. “I love what I do!” She and her husband moved here from Salt Lake City, Utah to try something new and adventurous together as newlyweds. “We love living in a new city and learning about all the things it has to offer.” Seems Vancouver is perfect for them considering their love for hiking, camping, and going to the beach.
Nicole has been an orthodontic assistant since 2007. In 2011 she was married and in August 2012 they had their first baby, Deegan. He brings them both a lot of joy and love. Nicole has been dancing for 16 years, and three of those years have been spent with the Vancouver Volcanoes. She enjoys teaching young children dance and feels that gives her the extra advantage of being able to connect with our younger orthodontic patients.
Tatiana moved to Vancouver from her home town of Gig Harbor, Washington. She attended Everest College and has always loved working in orthodontics. She developed her love for braces when she had them herself as a teenager. Tatiana has two children; one boy and one girl who are her world. She enjoys going snowboarding, hiking and hunting.
Vicki first discovered The Modern Orthodontist as a patient! She was inspired by the expert level of treatment and decided to join our team. Vicki earned her degree in Practice Management with an emphasis on patient care. She loves building relationships with our patients and community. "I really love finding something I believe in! Dr. Schnepper has a real vision for reaching out to others... I love sharing that vision!" Vicki and her husband Brian have 4 children.
Dayna has been working in the orthodontic field since 1996. She loves seeing the transformations that patients go through during treatment. Loving crisp weather and green landscapes makes her a perfect fit for the Great Northwest, She likes to run distance events and drink coffee, but not at the same time. She has a husband, 2 children, and a dog that make her laugh every day.