Meet the Team

Tawny | The Dental Wellness Center of Grass Valley


Tawny joined our team in October 2011. Since then she has gone on to receive her license as a registered dental assistant. She enjoys working with our patients daily and making sure they feel comforted through their experience here in the office.

Tawny met her husband in 2011 in Grass Valley where they both grew up. They were married October 2017 and welcomed their daughter Ava the following year. As a family they enjoy staying active, camping, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Sharon | The Dental Wellness Center of Grass Valley


Sharon joined the team in April 2014 and enjoys her time in the front office getting to know our patients. She has lived in Nevada County for most of her life and says she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. While attending Nevada Union High School she met her husband, Jim. She has been happily married to Jim since she was 19 years old! They have 2 children, as well as a grandson and granddaughter and 2 very spoiled fur babies who go everywhere with them. When Sharon is not at the office working, you can generally find her outdoors. She loves the sport of triathlon and is hoping to complete a full Ironman distance in 2020. She also love to go camping in her travel trailer, kayaking, hiking and spending time with her grandchildren. When time allows, she enjoys baking and decorating special occasion cakes and cookies.

Kristen | The Dental Wellness Center of Grass Valley


Kirsten joined the team in August 2008. Kirsten’s favorite part about being a treatment care coordinator and a registered dental assistant with extended function is being able to spend more time caring for our clients while helping our team be efficient. Her calm and caring personality helps our clients feel at ease when they have dental treatment needs. Outside of the office, Kirsten enjoys learning, reading, working out, hiking and seeing movies with her husband, Sirus.

Erin | The Dental Wellness Center of Grass Valley


Erin is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been part of our dental team since 2012. She has lived in Nevada County most of her life. Erin is known to always greet you with a smile. She takes pride in her work and great joy in nurturing the relationships she’s developed with her patients. She also focuses on maintaining a gentle hand. Erin has a passion for music, cooking, exercise, traveling, and of course her friends and family. She looks forward to meeting you!

Rosie | The Dental Wellness Center of Grass Valley


Rosie joined our team in December 2017. She graduated from UC Davis in 2007 with a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences. Once she discovered her love for how fitness and nutrition can contribute to wellness, she became certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Rosie believes that our bodies run best on a diet composed of properly prepared whole foods, which can lead to improved health for everybody! She is excited to work with our patients to help them understand how a whole body holistic approach to health can contribute to a beautiful, healthy smile.

Rosie works with the team as the Preventative Care Coordinator. In addition to her passion for nutrition, Rosie loves to cook, eat, and garden. She is a Nevada County native- raised on her family’s farm in Chicago Park- and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Rosie loves to spend time outside of work exploring the outdoors with her boyfriend and their dogs – hiking, fishing, and camping whenever possible!

Carrie | The Dental Wellness Center of Grass Valley


Carrie has been a dental hygienist since 2008. The reason she loves being a dental hygienist is the connection she has made with her patients. She has recently returned to the Dental Wellness team after several years of being a stay at home mom. When Carrie isn’t in the office she enjoys spending her time with her 4 & 6 year old boys and her husband enjoying the outdoors. Carrie is also very active in her boys school as treasurer of the parent teacher club and room mom.

Breana | The Dental Wellness Center of Grass Valley


Breana has always had an admiration for the work provided by dental professionals which is what fueled her to become a Registered Dental Hygienist and obtain her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She loves building lasting relationships with her patients as well as providing them with a thorough and gentle dental experience. Breana is passionate about the education of oral healthcare and is devoted to giving back to her community, even if it is by one clean smile at a time. Outside of the office, Breana enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, camping, reading, and running with her dog, Maggie.

Taylor | The Dental Wellness Center of Grass Valley


Taylor joined our team May of 2019. She graduated Dental Hygiene school in 2015, and has spent the last four years working as a dental hygienist in Oakland, CA. She is in love with her career as a hygienist, and loves to talk about it with anyone who will listen! She takes pride in giving the most thorough, yet gentle cleanings. She loves to learn from her patients, always welcomes feedback, and makes it a priority to grow as a dental professional and as a person.

Both her and her husband Justin grew up in Grass Valley and graduated from Bear River High school. They are high school sweethearts and got married in 2016 on their ten year dating anniversary! They have spent the last 11 years living in San Jose, Oakland, and Berkeley enjoying the city life! Outside of the office she enjoys hanging out with her dog, running, playing soccer, and having movie marathons!

Sarah | The Dental Wellness Center of Grass Valley


Sarah joined our team August of 2018. Sarah is new to the dental field; however she comes to our office with a background as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. Previous to that she owned and taught at a Preschool for 15 years. Sarah has a passion and takes pride in caring for people and providing them with supportive care.
Sarah was born and raised in Nevada County and graduated high school from Bear River. She moved away for a 10 year period, but wanted to move back to raise her 3 daughters in Nevada County.
Sarah and her boyfriend, Josh, blended their two families, her 3 daughters and his son and daughter, together to create a fun, sometimes very loud, loving family. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family cooking, playing games, watching movies and just being together.

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