Our Staff


Kani is our hygienist, who was born and raised in O'ahu, Hawai'i. She moved to Washington state to complete her dental hygiene degree at Eastern Washington University. She has been with us since 2020 and has enjoyed her time here since. 

Kani currently resides in Tacoma and finds pleasure being able to serve members of the community. She is committed to making her patients feel comfortable and well-cared for during their appointments. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, as well as cooking, reading and traveling!


Our Dental Assistant, Mattie, joined our team in August 2020. She is eager and ready to learn. She has always wanted to pursue a career in the dental field and is excited to get her start here at Emerson Dental. 

Madison lives in Lakewood with her Mom, sister, cat Koshka, and Dog Ellie.


Our dental assistant, Alicia, joined our team in 2021. She she is proud of being in the dental field and helping people.

In her free time she enjoys taking her dogs on hikes and all around just being outdoors. She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her friends and family.

Leighton PTC

Leighton was born and raised in the Tacoma/University Place area. She enjoys creating an uplifting environment for others. Leighton’s patience and warm spirit is appreciated by many of our patients.

In her free time, she likes picnicking in parks, playing video games and hanging with her friends. She hopes to continue helping out as the front desk receptionist to the best of her abilities.


Sarah is the newest member of team and started working with us in 2022. As a receptionist, she loves getting to meet and interact with our patients and takes pride in her efforts to ensure thorough and quality communication with them. 

Sarah was born and raised in Tacoma and lives with her two roommates. She has a passion for design, film, and music, and is the most happy when interacting with animals of any kind.

Amanda, RDH Amanda joined our team in September 2015 after earning her Dental Hygiene degree at Pierce College. She now only works with us on very limited occasions so that she can spend more time focusing on her family. Amanda is diligent and thorough with her work and is admired by everyone in the office. 

Amanda likes to read and spends most of her spare time with her family. She lives in Tacoma with her husband, Billy and her son, Landon.

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