Meet the Team

Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive
orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our
experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and
your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding
orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are
pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to
working with you.

Narda

Narda

Financial Coordinator

I joined Northern Smiles Orthodontics in 2013 after working in the
dental field since 1973. I am our in-house expert in insurance
billing and coordination. I am also fluent in Spanish and Italian,
both of which have come in handy many times. My favorite thing about
working in the orthodontic field is that, unlike the dental field,
no one comes in to their appointment saying they “hate” coming to
the orthodontist! I was born in Costa Rica and raised in San
Francisco before moving to Alaska. I have two handsome sons and two
beautiful granddaughters. In my free time, I enjoy painting with
watercolors and dabbling in genealogy.

Sarah

Sarah

Treatment Coordinator

I was born and raised in Alaska, attended school at ACU, and
graduated with my BA in business administration. I began my career
with Nordstrom, which took me everywhere from Boston to Seattle.
After realizing there truly is no place like home, I made my way
back to Alaska and joined Northern Smiles Orthodontics in 2013. My
very favorite part of this job is connecting with our patients. We
get to be a part of their lives and smile story, and it’s something
they’ll never forget. We are gifted with the chance to witness the
transformation of confidence and that just touches my heart and
makes me love coming to work every day. The best part of being on
this team is the diverse group I get to work with. The group has
such a variety of interests, personalities, experience, and talents,
that it makes it a breeze for our patients to find someone they
connect with. I love all things adventure: hiking, biking, glamping,
and road trips. Some of my hobbies include volunteering, yoga,
running, art projects, garage sales, refinishing furniture, and
campfire cooking! I am a happiness junkie, amateur gardener,
family-tradition starter, coffee aficionado, fishing fool, and by
day … a smile maker!

Cyrena

Cyrena

Orthodontic Clinical Coordinator

I went to dental assisting school in 2011 in Taylorsville, Utah, and
worked in general dentistry until 2015 when I was hired at Northern
Smiles Orthodontics. I love what we do here! I love being part of a
team that works together to change lives by perfecting peoples’
smiles. I love feeling the joy and appreciation that is exerted when
a patient finishes treatment and leaves our office with a perfect
smile. It is incredibly rewarding! Our team is the best! We are all
a big family that is fully dedicated to doing everything we can to
make every patient comfortable and happy. I have a wonderful
daughter, Lilly, who is seven years old and is the love of my life.
Some of my favorite things are hiking, painting, and reading. I was
raised in Alaska, so I love the outdoors!

Chloe’

ChloeH

Office Manager

I graduated from dental assisting school in 2002. I am passionate
about smiles and love seeing our patients’ lives change because of
orthodontic treatment. I cherish the friendships I make with our
patients and their parents, and I feel very proud to see the joy in
their faces as we work together to improve their smiles. I always
feel happy walking into the office. I love working with a team that
builds each other up. I always find myself laughing with my
coworkers, and Dr. Johnson makes work a fun and relaxing place to
be. I grew up in Fairbanks, where I worked in a family-run
dog-mushing store. I enjoy spending time with my amazing husband,
two daughters, and big dog named Buddy.

Amanda

Amanda

Orthodontic Assistant

Seeing our patients smiling because they’re looking forward to their
appointment is what I love most about working here. There is so much
laughter to share! I enjoy building relationships with new patients
and getting to know them as they move through treatment
and celebrating with them when their new smile is finished! I feel
like my team is my second family—we have so much fun at work! I have
two children, Audree and Preston. I have a Chihuahua named Jake and
a Boxer named Yuki. My hobbies include camping and hiking with my
family, target practice, and riding ATVs.

Athena

Athena

Observation/Treatment Coordinator

I was born and raised in Alaska. I love hiking, fishing,
snowboarding, biking and running. I am the mother of twin boys who
keep me busy with sports and cub scouts. After high school, I lived
in Germany for a year and traveled through Europe. I  love seeing
the impact my job has on people and seeing how a new smile can
change their lives.

McKenzie

McKenzie

Orthodontic Assistant

I grew up on the Kenai Peninsula. I love spending time with my
family, which includes my beautiful daughter, my other half, and 2
doggies. Summer is my favorite time of year and we enjoy  every bit
of sunshine by being outdoors going on walks,  four wheeling,
camping, and biking, and sitting by a bonfire.

Chloe’

ChloeW

Orthodontic Assistant

I grew up in Alaska and love to shop and travel. My favorite
celebrity is Jessie James Decker who I have not only seen in concert
multiple times, but has gotten to meet in person. ( I have a photo
to prove it!  I spend a lot of time with my younger brother and love
camping in the summer.

Ruthann

Ruthann

Scheduling Coordinator

I was born in Fairbanks, but grew up in Anchorage. I spend most days
with my lovely four children, three grand children, four dogs, and
one cat. I go on adventures every chance I can with my best friend
and husband, Ken. When I’m not out exploring our beautiful state of
Alaska, I enjoy drawing, painting, and crafting. I love all holidays
and comedies.

Josh

Josh

Orthodontic Assistant

I grew up in Nome, Alaska and am the only boy of 6 kids. In my free
time I enjoy playing basketball and enjoying all that Alaska has to
offer! My beautiful wife Jaclyn and I have 3 kids, 2 boys and a baby
girl. I also enjoying spending time with my second family at Unite
Church. I look forward to meeting you and sharing a part of my
servant’s heart with you.