Meet the Staff at Nampa Smiles
I’ve been with Nampa Smiles since June 2005, and really do enjoy my job. I was hired with no dental experience and have learned so much since I’ve been here! I work a lot with insurance companies, trying to get accurate information so our patients can make an informed decision on their dental care. My main goal is to help any patient who may need financial options in order to complete their needed treatment!
On a more personal note, my husband and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 daughters + their husbands and 8 grandchildren. Truly, I have been blessed!
Kelli – Administrative Leader
I feel privileged to have worked for Dr. Kim Keller and Nampa Smiles since 1999. During my time here I have been able to learn a lot of different aspects of the dental field. My top priority is to make sure that patients feel very comfortable at our office and received the best dental care from all our team members.
I was born and raised here in Nampa and love the area. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and supporting them in their activities.
Jill – Clinic Administrator
I have been a dental assistant since May 2007. I started working at Nampa Smiles as soon as I completed my dental assistant certificate at Apollo College.
I enjoy helping all of our patients with their dental needs and also enjoy our great staff at Nampa Smiles. During my free time, I like to golf with my husband.
Kaytina – Dental Assistant
I was raised in Council, Idaho. After graduating from Council High I attended the Milan Institute for Dental Assisting and moved to the Nampa area in 2014 where I started working at Nampa Smiles. I love being apart of this amazing dental office and having the opportunity to help others! When I’m not working I love spending time with my family, friends, and being outdoors. I also love photography, summer, and laughing.
Kenzie – Hygiene Coordinator
I was born and raised here in Nampa,ID and don’t ever plan on leaving. I have been apart of the Nampa Smiles Family since March of 2016 and I LOVE my job as a dental assistant. My favorite part about working at Nampa Smiles is not only the amazing people I get to work with, but our amazing patients! I enjoy getting to visit and get to know each of you as you come in for visits with us!
A little about me. I was married to my husband July of 2013 and we have two little pups that we love and adore! I love being in the mountains at our cabin and going for adventures. When I’m not in the mountains I love doing water color paintings, crocheting, coloring, reading, calligraphy, crafts, refurbishing furniture and spending time with my family.
Chelsea – Dental Assistant
Born in the city of Caldwell, raised in the country. I began working at Nampa Smiles in May 2015 and I love the staff and the patients.
My hobbies are anything that involves outside in the sun with my family, and I enjoy helping others with their needs the best I can.
Lisbeth – Dental Assistant
I am a dental assistant and enjoy helping patients. I am bilingual and enjoy being able to communicate and helping Spanish-speaking patients with their dental needs. I am happily married and we have a wonderful daughter and son.
I went to Appollo College in 2007. I’ve been working here at Nampa Smiles since September of 2008. I enjoy working with the staff here.
Amanda – Dental Assistant
I graduated from Apollo College in 2007 and have been working as an assistant at Nampa Smiles ever since. I really enjoy being able to work with people everyday and the staff here is awesome.
I love being outdoors, riding dirt bikes, playing softball or just hanging out with friends and family. I was raised here in Nampa and the best part about growing up in a small city is that I am able to recognize many faces as we see patients from day to day.
I was born and raised in Idaho, I love spending time with my family and nieces and nephews. I have a dog named Laynee, she is a rat terrier. I started with Nampa Smiles since 2016 and I love interacting with patients.
I go by “KC”. I am from Southern California. My family came to Idaho for a vacation 15 years ago and never left. I am getting back into the Dental field after taking 15 years off to raise my sons. I have been working at Nampa Smiles since January 2016 making me the newest employee. My love is Dental Insurance everyday is different. One day I’m on a treasure hunt another day I’m a hero. I am the Insurance Coordinator.
I have 2 teenage boys, 3 dogs , and 1 cat. My husband and I love the outdoors.
Erin – Dental Hygienist
I am originally from Southern California but have lived in the Nampa area most of my life. I graduated in 2014 from Idaho State University with my degree in Dental Hygiene. I have worked at Nampa Smiles since 2016. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and fur babies.
Mykayla – Dental Hygienist
I graduated with my Dental Hygiene degree from Carrington College in April 2014. I was born and raised in the Treasure Valley, after moving out of state for a few years, I am glad to call Nampa my home! I have a wonderful husband and 2 kids. They are our world and keep us very busy already.
In our free time we enjoy seeing family & friends, playing sports and trying to stay active, going to sporting events, traveling, camping, fishing and of course shopping.
Hayley – Dental Hygienist
I was born in Nampa Idaho, but later moved to Caldwell and have lived there ever since. I graduated with my Dental Hygiene degree from Carrington College, and I am so happy to be working here at Nampa Smiles.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Amber – Dental Hygienist
I grew up in northern Nevada and originally moved to Boise for school in 2008, I fell in love with the area and have been here ever since. I graduated from Carrington College with my Dental Hygiene degree in 2013. I feel very lucky to be part of the Nampa Smiles team. It’s a wonderful office to work at and I couldn’t ask for anything better.
I met my husband in Boise a few years ago, our son was born in December 2015 and I look forward to raising him in Idaho.
Angie – Dental Hygienist
I have worked with Dr. Keller since 2001. I graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland Oregon with a Bachelors degree of Science in Dental Hygiene. I have a wonderful family, a very loving husband, and two beautiful girls that are my world and I cherish dearly.
I enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, softball, and gardening/flowers. Along with being a hygienist, I am a mom and wife. My mom and I have a greenhouse together that we sell flowers out of in the summer, which I love and enjoy tremendously! My husband farms with his dad, a little over 3,000 acres which we live on. It is a lifestyle I enjoy and feel blessed my kids can experience and be a part of.
Brandon – Hygiene Team Leader
I have been a dental hygienist at Nampa Smiles since January 2010. I graduated from the Apollo College school of Dental Hygiene in August 2009. I have been living in Idaho going on 6 years now and could not picture myself anywhere else. When I am not cleaning your teeth, I am keeping busy with my 3-year-old son Dominick. We enjoy exploring new places and taking pictures of our adventures together! I am an amateur musician in my spare time and I have been writing and recording my own music since I was 14.
I consider myself a perfectionist by nature and dental hygiene is no exception. I strive to give all my patients the attention and compassion they deserve. If you are new to our office, I would like to welcome you and assure you we will do anything we can to make your visit with us as enjoyable as possible…. and if you are a returning patient, welcome back!!!
Rachel – Dental Hygienist
I was born in Belgium while my dad was serving as a veterinarian in the U.S. Army. I moved back to the states with my family when I was 2 ½-years-old and grew up in Southern California in the Mojave Desert. I am the 3rd of 6 kids and has fond memories of spending summer vacations in Eastern Idaho with my mom’s family in Sugar City.
Me and my husband, Jesús, met while attending Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. We have been married for over 15 years and have 3 beautiful daughters, all a year and a half apart in age. After living in Northern and Southern California for a few years, we moved to Idaho in 2005 and love the Boise area. Jesús enjoys teaching science at East Valley Middle School here in Nampa. All 3 of the preteen/teen “Gómez Girls” are very involved in music, so the house is filled with music from instruments such as piano, violin, cello, clarinet, and electric bass guitar. I love it! One of our favorite mommy-daughter activities is playing the Wii game “Just Dance” together.
As the Nampa Smiles Outreach Coordinator, I do a lot of fun and educational dental health presentations at schools in the community along with attending local health fairs. Whenever possible, I take along the office mascot, Captain Smiles, with me to these outreach events. I am a certified yoga teacher and has taught classes at the Nampa REC center since 2006. I also love to attend Turbo Kick and Zumba classes there. I am a huge cat lover—I don’t know, something about a purring, soft cat on my lap just brings me peace and contentment! I am also a book worm, my favorites are fictional fantasy (ie. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Twilight) and books written in older English (ie. Jane Austen, Charles Dickens). Would this be the place for me to also mention that my favorite types of music are Disco/Funk and Pop?
Having been a patient at Nampa Smiles since a child, I was excited when I got to join the team in September 2015. If you’ve called Nampa Smiles before chances are I have had the pleasure of talking to you on the phone. I was born and raised in Nampa, ID. I have a lot of family in the area as well as my husband’s family and we spend a lot of time together. We enjoy exploring the beautiful outdoors of Idaho with our dog, Rolo.
Amanda – Assistant Team Leader
I was born in Xinhui, Guangdong, China. My family moved to the Treasure Valley when I was 7 years old and has been here ever since. I have a big family and they are my world. I graduated from Boise State in 2008 and started working at Nampa Smiles right after. I have a passion for photography and love every aspect of it. I also enjoy traveling.
I was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We moved to Idaho when I was 14, and have called Nampa my home ever since. I love it here! We have the best people and best quality of life right here. I have 5 children that keep me extremely busy. I enjoy a good work out at the Rec. Center and playing softball and tennis.
I am so blessed to be working with all of the fine people here at Nampa Smiles. I adore every one of them. They genuinely care about our patients and take great pride in their work. At our office, we will offer great care and compassion. Without a doubt, we have the best patients. I am very blessed to serve you.
Rindy – Front Office Team Leader
I’m the front office team leader; I have been a part of the Nampa Smiles team for 12 years. I’m blessed to be part of a team dedicated to our patients and community. We truly believe that here we have the best patients in town! My goal is to make sure that patients’ have no doubt that this is their dental home by making them feel welcomed and assured that all of their dental needs are met. One part of each day that I truly enjoy is connecting with patients and catching up with their families.
I am married to a loving and caring husband together we have three beautiful children who keep us very busy! Our evenings and weekends are spent on a ball field or enjoying the entire valley as it has so much to offer.
I love my Job! As front office coordinator I am possibly one of the first of many smiles you see upon entering our office. If it is your 1st visit to our office, my goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible when you arrive to our office. Another perk of my career is that I get to see our patient’s (in which I regard as friends) return to our office and catch up on all the events going on in their lives now.
I was fortunate to have been a part of Dr. Keller’s staff since he began his practice in 1994. Over the years, I have been privileged to meet most of our new patients and always look forward to seeing them as they have truly become a big part of my life. I am truly blessed to have a job that I love to come to. Dr. Keller is the best dentist and person I have ever met, I admire him greatly and enjoy working our great dental family.
I met my husband Craig in June of 2001 and on June 27th of 2004 we were married. We live here in Nampa. We enjoy doing a lot of fun things together. If we are not running around with family or friends, we love golfing, shopping or just at home on our patio reading, or just enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Together we have four children and nine grandchildren that we enjoy immensely.
Erica – Dental Assistant
I have been working at Nampa Smiles since January 2017. My favorite part about being a dental assistant is helping to bring back patient’s smiles. The looks on their faces when we get done helping them with dental care makes me happy.
Growing up I lived in Melba and spent a lot of time being active with 4-H and FFA. Agriculture and animals are a passion of mine. In my spare time I enjoy hunting and fishing with friends and family.
Kathy – Financial Coordinator
I have worked in the medical billing and administration field for 20+ years. I’m excited to now apply my knowledge to the dental field and work with such positive, inspiring staff members and patients at Nampa Smiles. I enjoy helping people take care of themselves.
I am married to a chiropractor and have five children. I love to read motivational books, write novels, and record my family history. I like it even more when I can do it in 80° weather! I love to ride bikes, play pickle ball, and go for walks in the sunshine with my husband.
I was raised in a small town, Council, Idaho. I attended Milan Institute Dental Assisting Program 2012-2013. I married my best friend and we have two beautiful daughters. Love the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing, bonfires, and fall weather! The best part of working in the dental field is helping our patients find their smile again!
I am from a Ojai, CA and moved to Nampa in 2017. I graduated from Milan Institute in 2018 and began working at Nampa Smiles shortly after.
I have a wonderful husband and two amazing sons, Everett and Elliot. You can find us during football season cheering for our oldest son, who plays for Columbia High School, Go WildCats!
I love being part of the wonderful community of Nampa. I look forward to building new, long lasting relationships with our patients at the 12th Ave office.
I have been working at Nampa Smiles since September 2019. I enjoy working as part of the front office team. My favorite part of the job is being the interface between patients and the clinical staff.
Being born and raised in Idaho, I enjoy all the perks of this lovely state; white water rafting, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and a family cabin in the woods. I met my husband in 2011 and we married shortly after I graduated from NNU in 2015. We have a wonderful (and wild) son and look forward to expanding our family in the future. A few facts about me; I write novels as a hobby, I really enjoy cooking and baking for others, reading, playing guitar, and learning anything related to science. My husband and I enjoy disc golfing, mini golfing, hiking, and spending time with our family.
Vanessa E. – Dental Hygienist
I began working in the dental field as a registered dental assistant in 2013. I later went back to school to further my education in dental hygiene at Concorde College where I graduated with my Dental Hygiene degree in October 2018.
I am a Southern California transplant and loving every minute of my new home, here in Idaho. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my family and my sweet pup, Mango.
As your dental hygienist, I want to help you feel at ease knowing that your well-being and oral health is my top priority. You can expect an understanding and compassionate heart when it comes to being my patient. It is my goal to make each and every one of my patients feel comfortable and coming back for life.
More information about Sandy coming soon.
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More information about Maria coming soon.
Makenna – Dental Hygienist
I have been with Nampa Smiles since 2018. I graduated from Utah College of Dental Hygiene in 2016. I love being a dental hygienist and creating positive experiences while meeting so many great people. I am originally from Southern Utah, but moved to Nampa right after hygiene school and we absolutely love it. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, gardening, and reading.
Julie – Dental Assistant
I have been working at Nampa Smiles since 2018. I love working with my co-workers and I love interacting with patients. Dentistry is so fascinating for me. In my spare time I love to play with my grandson and spend time with my family and eat delicious food!!
More information about Jazmin coming soon.
More information about Elizabeth coming soon.
Vanessa N. – Dental Assistant
I started my career at Nampa Smiles in November 2017, I love Nampa Smiles, I love the people I work with and the patients are no exception! I love connecting with people and really getting to know each of you as you visit us.
When I am not at the office, I am at home with my husband, Miguel, gardening, making new recipes, or loving our our beautiful son! I must humbly say I am a great cook and love to talk about good food/recipes often. I’m sure in my past life I was a famous chef!